Amanda's friend Kyle is having trouble understanding matter, but she knows just the thing to do. She takes him to "A Matter of Fact," an interesting store full of scientific things—and a peculiar storeowner to help them! Kyle learns all about the physical and chemical properties of matter, such as conductivity, magnetism, and combustibility. He finds out what mixtures and solutions are. Last, he learns about the physical and chemical changes of matter like rusting, tarnishing, and burning.
Physical and chemical properties are how we identify matter by how it looks and feels and reacts with other matter.