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Testing Liquids

Students consolidate their understanding of liquids by answering questions about the properties of these materials.

'Testing Liquids' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  States of Matter

Curriculum subtopic:  Solids, Liquids and Gases

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Science isn't always black or white - or rather, liquid or solid. Some liquids are so thick and sticky that they seem to have the properties of solids.

 

 

There are some tests we can do that indicate which properties a material has. When we know the properties, it's easier to classify the material as a liquid or a solid.

 

Joe is making some observations to test for the properties of liquids. He pushes his finger into some washing-up liquid in a petri dish.

Which ONE of these observations does he notice?

It flows back

It does not move

It changes colour

Unlike gases, Joe thinks that liquids have a definite volume which can be measured.

Do you think he is correct?

Yes, Joe is correct

No, Joe is wrong

Which unit can we use to measure the volume of liquids? 

kilograms (kg)

centigrade

millilitres (ml)

bottles

Joe Pours shampoo into a beaker. Which TWO of these observations does he notice? 

it takes the shape of the beaker

it has a lumpy surface

it has a flat, smooth surface

it changes into a solid

Ellie has also been investigating liquids. Which TWO of these statements are true properties of liquids? 

cannot easily be compressed (squashed)

expand to fill the space available

cannot be cut

are magnetic

What is the science word which describes the reversible change of a liquid to a solid?

freezing

melting

evaporating

condensing

The freezing point of water is zero degrees Celcius, but other materials have higher or lower freezing points.

Look at the list of materials below. Which of the options below are frozen (solid) at room temperature? 

ice cream

silver

mercury

butter

chocolate

When liquid changes into a gas, the reversible change is called...

adaptation

condensation

evolution

evaporation

Which TWO of these are examples of evaporation?

getting salt out of salty water

water vapour in clouds

puddles drying up

hot liquid wax

Changing liquid to gas is a slow process at room temperature.

Which TWO of the following will speed up evaporation?

making a wish

increasing the air flow

increasing the temperature

reducing the temperature

  • Question 1

Joe is making some observations to test for the properties of liquids. He pushes his finger into some washing-up liquid in a petri dish.

Which ONE of these observations does he notice?

CORRECT ANSWER
It flows back
EDDIE SAYS
Liquids flow back, but some liquids take longer than others!
  • Question 2

Unlike gases, Joe thinks that liquids have a definite volume which can be measured.

Do you think he is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes, Joe is correct
EDDIE SAYS
Yes, liquids have a definite volume, which can be measured.
  • Question 3

Which unit can we use to measure the volume of liquids? 

CORRECT ANSWER
millilitres (ml)
EDDIE SAYS
Litres, millilitres, cubic centimetres (cm3) and cubic metres (m3) are all metric units used to measure volume.
  • Question 4

Joe Pours shampoo into a beaker. Which TWO of these observations does he notice? 

CORRECT ANSWER
it takes the shape of the beaker
it has a flat, smooth surface
  • Question 5

Ellie has also been investigating liquids. Which TWO of these statements are true properties of liquids? 

CORRECT ANSWER
cannot easily be compressed (squashed)
cannot be cut
  • Question 6

What is the science word which describes the reversible change of a liquid to a solid?

CORRECT ANSWER
freezing
EDDIE SAYS
We think of water changing to ice as 'freezing', but in science, freezing means the change of any liquid to its solid state.
  • Question 7

The freezing point of water is zero degrees Celcius, but other materials have higher or lower freezing points.

Look at the list of materials below. Which of the options below are frozen (solid) at room temperature? 

CORRECT ANSWER
silver
butter
chocolate
EDDIE SAYS
Silver and mercury are both metals. Mercury was used in thermometers, but it's a very toxic metal and has been replaced by other liquids.
Mercury is the only metal which is liquid at room temperature!
Ice cream soon melts as it heats up.
  • Question 8

When liquid changes into a gas, the reversible change is called...

CORRECT ANSWER
evaporation
  • Question 9

Which TWO of these are examples of evaporation?

CORRECT ANSWER
getting salt out of salty water
puddles drying up
EDDIE SAYS
Water vapour forming clouds is an example of condensation!
  • Question 10

Changing liquid to gas is a slow process at room temperature.

Which TWO of the following will speed up evaporation?

CORRECT ANSWER
increasing the air flow
increasing the temperature
EDDIE SAYS
Clothes dry faster in warm, windy weather!
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