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Understand How to Test for Solids

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about the tests used to classify solids and use scientific vocabulary to describe the properties of solids.

'Understand How to Test for Solids' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   States of Matter

Curriculum subtopic:   Solids, Liquids and Gases

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Worksheet Overview

Solid materials are everywhere in our environment.


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They have many, many different properties: hard, shiny, bendy, colourless, soft, odourless (no smell), etc..

But, we could also describe some liquids and gases using the same words.


So, how do scientists 'test' materials to classify them as solids?




Bricks, trainers and keys are all solid, but so is sand, which appears to be very different!

So, that's going to be tricky, isn't it?


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