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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!

shopofdreams Fri 21-Sep-12 23:18:40

Sand and talc are solids not liquids.
Yes an amount of sand will take the shape of the container it's in and will pour however you have to consider the actual grain of sand in determining it's state.
One grain of sand is a solid and does not take the shape of a container.
You could fill a bowl with peas and pour them out but this does not mean they are a liquid.

ThisIsMummyPig Fri 21-Sep-12 23:22:14

I might be a bit thick, but I thought that things were liquid until they got to freezing point, and then were solid. Things like jelly are plasmas (I think)

stealthsquiggle Fri 21-Sep-12 23:23:10

Definitely glass.

SummerRain Fri 21-Sep-12 23:26:18


Freaky stuff..... Acts pike platform but when it's put in its tub it settles like a liquid. Id love to know what happens when it's left lying on a surface but I'm not sure ds1's OT would appreciate the mess experiment

SummerRain Fri 21-Sep-12 23:26:46

Like playdoh.... Damn smartphone

Himalaya Fri 21-Sep-12 23:28:57

Maybe they just mean everyday things that the children are familiar with both as a solid and a liquid - e.g. Water, egg, butter etc...I.e. sometimes solid and sometimes liquid.

Not a very well phrased question though.

The thing with corn flour is fun though grin

SummerRain Fri 21-Sep-12 23:29:29

Also liquid crystals as in LCD screens

SloeFarSloeGood Sat 22-Sep-12 00:09:03

I think we might be over thinking this...

SummerRain Sat 22-Sep-12 00:44:40

My father always taught me to answer the question a teacher actually asks, not what they meant to ask.

DilysPrice Sat 22-Sep-12 00:46:06


SummerRain Sat 22-Sep-12 00:46:31

And no, he wasn't popular with his teachers and neither was I wink

cairnterrier Mon 01-Oct-12 19:25:03

Glass, the tar in tarmac.

InfinityWelcomesCarefulDrivers Mon 01-Oct-12 19:29:34

(surely it doesn't mean solid and liquid at the same time!)

InfinityWelcomesCarefulDrivers Mon 01-Oct-12 19:29:52


ouryve Mon 01-Oct-12 19:31:45

Glass (it's actually a liquid as it flows, albeit slowly, but feels solid)
A thixotropic mixture of cornflower and water (can't be compressed, but pours)

meditrina Mon 01-Oct-12 19:32:48


bumpybecky Mon 01-Oct-12 19:34:40


GoldPlatedNineDoors Mon 01-Oct-12 19:44:44

Gravy - liquid when I make it, solid when dh makes it.


A slush Puppy

clam Mon 01-Oct-12 19:49:21

That mixture you get when you mix cornflour with water?

DawnOfTheDee Mon 01-Oct-12 19:53:09

I thought the 'glass is a liquid' thing had been disproved? It's thicker at the bottom in old buildings due to the process they used to use or something.

ValiumQueen Mon 01-Oct-12 19:57:18

The only one I know is glass

InfinityWelcomesCarefulDrivers Mon 01-Oct-12 22:18:50

Even if it is a liquid (which I got told was wrong in my science homework angry) it's not also a solid. Is it not asking for substances that can be in more than one state? Water, petrol, rock,most plastics I imagine. Surely things can't be both a solid and a liquid at the same time.

InfinityWelcomesCarefulDrivers Mon 01-Oct-12 22:19:34

love gravy , dependng on who makes it grin

2beornot Mon 01-Oct-12 22:30:26

Milk is a solid dispersed in a liquid (like emulsion). Is that what they are after?

sausagesandwich34 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:32:54


but I've just realsed this thread is a few weeks old so, OP did you ever get the answer from the teacher?

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