Name things that are solid AND liquid

(60 Posts)
Frontpaw Sat 15-Sep-12 23:05:52

So we found solid. We found liquid. Solid AND liquid? Oh come on??

Egg, paint, ice cream float?

This is junior school!

TheHeirOfSlytherin Sat 15-Sep-12 23:06:25


TheHeirOfSlytherin Sat 15-Sep-12 23:06:41

or mercury

BonkeyMollocks Sat 15-Sep-12 23:06:49



Goldschlager grin

Pascha Sat 15-Sep-12 23:07:27


SloeFarSloeGood Sat 15-Sep-12 23:08:02

Cornflour and water mixed up.

fivegomadindorset Sat 15-Sep-12 23:08:06


Pumpster Sat 15-Sep-12 23:08:10


NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 15-Sep-12 23:08:13

dh says glass??

BonkeyMollocks Sat 15-Sep-12 23:08:14


Funnylittleturkishdelight Sat 15-Sep-12 23:08:57


ice cream


most stuff that reacts to being heated/frozen

SpanglyGiraffe Sat 15-Sep-12 23:09:06

Candle wax? confused

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 15-Sep-12 23:10:12

just googled and it says something that is at it's own melting point. (but I guess has not actually melted?/)

Saturated fat?

Yourefired Sat 15-Sep-12 23:11:36

Google sols and gels, plucked from ancient a level chemistry memory so could be wrong. Remember custard and jelly given as examples.

wanderingalbatross Sat 15-Sep-12 23:12:45

Cornstarch and water mixed! Google 'oobleck' smile

Yourefired Sat 15-Sep-12 23:13:00

Wow just read op properly, primary school. Scary.

numptymark1 Sat 15-Sep-12 23:13:08

liquid takes the shape of a container it's in
solids have a fixed shape unless they are altered by a force (pushing/cutting etc)

so talcum powder/sand/custard are liquids & solids

ice is a solid but heated it's a liquid, it's not both things at the same time

Squeegle Sat 15-Sep-12 23:16:05

Apparently glass is both. I find that hard to understand......

Mibby Sat 15-Sep-12 23:18:49

Helium at absolute zero (0 deg kelvin)

OwedToAutumn Sat 15-Sep-12 23:19:53

Glass is actually a supercooled liquid.

Very old glass windows become thicker at the bottom than the top.

TeamEdward Sat 15-Sep-12 23:21:35

Glass is liquid, but just takes a r e a l l y long time to take the shape of it's container. Ever seen the original windows in really old houses? They look warped, but were once relatively clear. Time has meant that the glass is slowly liquifying.

TeamEdward Sat 15-Sep-12 23:22:00


Frontpaw Sun 16-Sep-12 08:24:05

The first thing that popped into my mind was a triumphant 'non-Newtonian Fluid! Ha!' I'd heard of oobleck too - but for an eight year old... I think I'll get him to mix up some quicksand and take that in.

Thanks for the ideas! I wish the teachers would give the kids a cue though sometimes!

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