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Name things that are solid AND liquid

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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



SillyBeardyDaddyman Sat 15-Sep-12 23:07:21

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?/)

Binfullofmaggotsonthe45 Sat 15-Sep-12 23:10:51

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

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

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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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