This brief reading can be used to introduce matter, energy, and forces for middle- and high-school aged learners. The reading includes definitions and examples. Learners are asked to use the text to answer 16 questions. Most readers should be able to answer the questions easily, as they follow the order of the text. I use this reading and text as the first entry in the physical science section of my students' interactive notebooks. Designed to be printed two to a page to save paper. For ease of reading online, you will need to use a clipping tool.