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Identifying Solids and Liquids

In this worksheet students answer questions about familiar solids and liquids we use every day.

'Identifying Solids and 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

Many of the common everyday materials around us can be grouped as SOLIDS or LIQUIDS.

 

 

Liquids take the shape of their container, they have a flat surface and they can be poured.

 

This pile of sand is made of small, hard pieces. It does not have a flat surface and will not flow back if you push your finger into it.

Which THREE of these are liquids?

salt

blackcurrant juice

'squirty' soap

butter

milk

Some liquids are 'runnier' than others.

 

Cooking Oil Shower Gel Lemonade

 

 

Starting with the 'runniest', which is the correct order of these three liquids?

oil, lemonade, shower gel

shower gel, oil, lemonade

lemonade, oil, shower gel

Which THREE of these are solids?

flour

sand

tomato ketchup

sweet and sour sauce

cornflakes

Which TWO of these are usually COLOURLESS liquids? 

lemonade

cola

dandelion and burdock

water

Which THREE are coloured liquids? 

tap water

brown sauce

milk

clear nail varnish

cranberry juice

Which THREE of these are solids? 

glass

fruit yoghurt

wood

wax

paint

Which THREE of these statements are true for SOLIDS? 

they have a flat surface

they can be poured

they are made of pieces

they do not take the shape of their container

they do not have a flat surface

Which THREE statements are true about LIQUIDS? 

they flow back if 'pushed'

they are made up of pieces

they do not pour

their surface is flat

they take the shape of their container

 

What is between the pieces of dry cereal in this bowl?

nothing

air

sugar

Solids which are made up of small pieces appear to 'flow'.

 

Which THREE of these solids are made up of small pieces which 'flow'? 

marbles

salt

caster sugar

paperclips

dry sand

  • Question 1

Which THREE of these are liquids?

CORRECT ANSWER
blackcurrant juice
'squirty' soap
milk
  • Question 2

Some liquids are 'runnier' than others.

 

Cooking Oil Shower Gel Lemonade

 

 

Starting with the 'runniest', which is the correct order of these three liquids?

CORRECT ANSWER
lemonade, oil, shower gel
  • Question 3

Which THREE of these are solids?

CORRECT ANSWER
flour
sand
cornflakes
EDDIE SAYS
The size of the pieces in solids can be very small, eg flour, or larger, eg cereals.
Can you think of some other examples?
  • Question 4

Which TWO of these are usually COLOURLESS liquids? 

CORRECT ANSWER
lemonade
water
EDDIE SAYS
Many common liquids have a colour, but to stay safe, never drink any liquid you are not sure of!
  • Question 5

Which THREE are coloured liquids? 

CORRECT ANSWER
brown sauce
milk
cranberry juice
  • Question 6

Which THREE of these are solids? 

CORRECT ANSWER
glass
wood
wax
  • Question 7

Which THREE of these statements are true for SOLIDS? 

CORRECT ANSWER
they are made of pieces
they do not take the shape of their container
they do not have a flat surface
  • Question 8

Which THREE statements are true about LIQUIDS? 

CORRECT ANSWER
they flow back if 'pushed'
their surface is flat
they take the shape of their container
  • Question 9

 

What is between the pieces of dry cereal in this bowl?

CORRECT ANSWER
air
EDDIE SAYS
Solids do not 'fill' their container because there are air gaps between the pieces of solid material.
  • Question 10

Solids which are made up of small pieces appear to 'flow'.

 

Which THREE of these solids are made up of small pieces which 'flow'? 

CORRECT ANSWER
salt
caster sugar
dry sand
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