ERIC Number: EJ1032643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
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Science 101: What Is the Difference between Solids and Liquids?
Science and Children, v50 n9 p72-73 Jul 2013
Figuring out the difference between liquids and solids seems like a silly question at first. After all, don't we know that liquids do not have a definite shape and therefore assume the shape of their container? Place a drop of water in a short glass. Does this water take the shape of the glass? Nope. It just sits there on the bottom of the glass, rounded on the top. Do all solids have a definite shape? This article presents a discussion of the differences and definitions of different types of solids and liquids.
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Definitions, Geometric Concepts, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Water
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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