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The properties of solids, liquids and gases

Roll over each button to see which cartoon it links to.

* To print from the animation, select the Print Menu button print Button and then click one of the images that are displayed.

Use the links below to see short video clips illustrating the different states of matter.

Each clip opens in a new window. Use the pause and play controls to stop the clip as needed.

1  - Solids

2  - Liquids

3  - Changing solids to liquids

4  - Dissolving

5  - Gases

6  - Solids, liquids and gases

7  - Solid to liquid to gas

8  - Changing states of water

9  - More about dissolving

10 - Reversible and non-reversible changes