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Physical Science: Matter

Unit 1: Classification and Nature of Matter

If the nature of matter did not matter, then we would be no more civilized than cats and the cave man.  However, our understanding of what matter is and what it does has (arguably) civilized the world, making it possible for us to enjoy an abundant supply of food and water, cheap clean energy, more leisure time than work, and a long life expectancy. Being able to classify matter and describe its nature, is essential to scientific progress.‚Äč


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