Here are some notes I kept about our discussion. The lines in caps is from my children.
Solid – YOUR HAND CAN’T GO THROUGH IT, IT IS HARD
What about a feather?
IT IS SOFT.
Is a feather a liquid?
NO, BC YOU CAN’T GO THROUGH IT.
Liquid – YOUR HAND CAN GO THROUGH IT AND IT FEELS WATERY
What are other characteristics of a liquid?
What other liquids are there?
MILK, OJ, GRAPEFRUIT JUICE, LEMONADE.
What else besides drinks?
SALT WATER, RIVER WATER, POISONED WATER, SAP, OINTMENT
NO, THAT HOLDS ITS SHAPE
BLOOD, URINE, SHAMPOO, OLIVE OIL, TOMATO JUICE, CARAMEL
Does caramel hold its form? (no answer) How can we find out? (Discussed chewy caramel vs dulce de leche)
DULCE DE LECHE WILL POUR OFF A PLATE. IT’S A LIQUID.
What about sugar? That pours off a plate too.
NO, IT KEEPS ITS SHAPE.
Cream of Wheat?
DRY ISN’T A LIQUID.
What about warm cooked Cream of Wheat?
HMMM (THEY DIDN’T REALLY KNOW)
OCEANS AND CREEKS ARE NOT IN A CONTAINER.
I lead them to see that they are kind of in a ditch and a ditch is a container.
WHAT ABOUT JELLYFISH?
We decided they are just barely solid.