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This year, our 3rd grader is having a great time studying physics and phyical sciences with Nancy Larson Science. We are in the middle of studying the states of matter. While it may be easy for kids to learn the difference between solids, liquids and gases, they need to be able to describe the differences. Those descriptions are apart of learning observation skills that are so important to science.
Learning The Properties Of Liquids
A liquid is a state of matter that can flow and can take the shape of its container. Liquids can be described by their properties of color, texture and viscosity.
Color – Liquids can be any color or colorless.
Texture – Liquids can feel sticky, gooey, slippery, or watery to the touch.
Viscosity – Viscosity is the resistance to flow. We can see and feel the viscosity of a liquid when we watch it flow or try to stir it. Thick liquids tend to be more viscous, while thin liquids tend to be less viscous.
We used this printable for some further study and to describe the properties of several liquids. When you use this printable, encourage your students to observe carefully and use specific, descriptive words.
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