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Liquid Definition

A liquid is a type of matter that takes the shape of its container. For example, water in a jug.

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Solids, Liquids and Gases

Fun Facts

  • Fruit punch takes the shape of a cup.
  • Rainbow slime is considered a liquid.
  • Oobleck acts like a liquid when not squeezed.

Why Do We Need To Know About Liquid

Learning about how liquids act helps us know why they do certain things in different places. It is important for many kinds of jobs. This includes making containers that hold liquids well and creating drinks that have just the right amount of fizz.

This knowledge is used in real life like in making food and drinks, doing science experiments, and even creating new materials. These examples show how knowing about liquids is used in jobs and everyday life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What state of matter is slime? How do you know?
Slime doesn’t keep its shape, so it’s a liquid.
What is different about a liquid and a solid?
A solid keeps its shape while a liquid takes the shape of its container.
Why isn’t a dream made of matter?
It doesn’t take up space or have weight.
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