Everything and everyone is made up of matter. Everything you touch is made of matter. EVERYTHING! In other words, objects that take up space and have mass are considered matter.

All matter can be broken down into its smallest elements. For example, have you ever thought about what materials (matter) your bike is made of? The types of materials chosen by the manufacturer of your bicycle determine its size, weight, quality, and price.

So breaking down a bike means breaking it down into it's parts . . . But what are the parts made of?

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