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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!

YoullNeedATray Wed 10-Apr-13 14:47:58


StealthPolarBear Wed 27-Mar-13 12:51:58

OP come back and tell us what they said (I am infinitywelcomescarefuldrivers btw)

Vickibee Wed 27-Mar-13 12:50:24

Most things can be solid or liquid it just depends on the temperature. Eg iron is a solid at room temp but melts if you heat it up enough this is a silly question form a science perspective most elements can change state.

kritur Wed 27-Mar-13 12:46:27

Bad wording of a question surely... Shouldn't it be name some things with both liquid and solid properties"? Eg, sand.

Theas18 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:54:22

"things that are a solid and a liquid" Needs clarification!

At the same time?

At what temperature??? (assuming atmospheric pressure is a given)

As a sort of scentist Im afraid I'd say stupid q- just about everything is a solid and a liquid an a gas at different temperatures.

The answer in 1 primary age substance has to be cornflour in water.

SnowLeopard27 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:44:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BertieBotts Tue 06-Nov-12 08:36:20

Hi Zaki, best to start a new thread if you want to introduce yourself, or just jump in smile Click on "Active conversations" at the top though or you'll be reviving old threads which are no longer relevant.

zaki Tue 06-Nov-12 08:32:02

hi every one i am new member to all of you

zaki Tue 06-Nov-12 08:31:15


converseconvert Mon 01-Oct-12 22:34:06


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?

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

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

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

love gravy , dependng on who makes it grin

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.

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

The only one I know is glass

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.

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

That mixture you get when you mix cornflour with water?

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

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


A slush Puppy

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


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


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)

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


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

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

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

Glass, the tar in tarmac.

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

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

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