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Dan Wilcox A36447776 1-23-08 Gases Are Matter Examples 1) Air in a tire The air keeps the rubber tire from touching the metal rim 2) Helium in a balloon All matter has mass and when helium is used to fill a balloon its rises because helium is lighter than air. 3) Water vapor (within the H2O cycle) We certainly know that rain is matter because we feel it when hits us, but where does the next rain come from? Water evaporates and the matter rises back up into the clouds until they are saturated and it rains again. 4) Condensation When we exhale our breath onto a mirror or a window it fogs up. That fog (the condensation) shows us the matter that was in our breath and is now on the window. 5) Neon signs The OPEN sign that we see outside of a store is filled with neon gas. In this example you can actually see the matter as it is fluorescent. 6) Bouncing a basketball The air inside the basketball has matter because it compresses and expands to
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Unformatted text preview: produce the balls bounce. 7) Earths atmosphere Think of a space shuttle reentering the atmosphere. It gets very hot and burns. This is because of the friction produces by the matter of the various gases in the atmosphere. 8) Stunt bag A stuntman who has to jump from a high distance might land on a stunt bag filled with air. The airs matter softens his landing and keeps him safe. 9) Popping a ziplock bag When we were kids in elementary school we would blow into our empty sandwich bags to fill them with air, seal them, and then pop them with our hands. The air is the culprit of the popping. Without its matter pressing and stretching the plastic the bag wouldnt pop. 10) Moon-walk/Bouncy Castle/Bounce House The fun delight from our childhood would not work without the matter of the air thats pumped into it....
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