Matter is anything that has mass as distinct from energy and occupies space by having volume.

  • Matter is distinct from energy.
  • Matter describes the physical things around us – earth, air and everything else that can be named.
  • Matter is made up of particles – atoms and molecules.
  • Energy is a property of matter.
  • Einstein’s equation E=MC2 suggests that anything having mass has an equivalent amount of energy and vice versa.