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Materials and their Properties 2

Fast Facts before doing the quiz

  • Dissolving means a solid has become part of the liquid.
  • Evaporating means a liquid becoming a gas e.g. when water boils.
  • Condensing is when gas become liquid on a cold surface e.g. when you breathe on a cold window the water vapour in your breath appears as liquid.
  • Melting is when a solid becomes a liquid and is caused by a rise in temperature. Some materials e.g. metals, have higher melting points than others. The opposite of melting is freezing or solidifying.
The answers are on this page. Try and think of what you would say before clicking on the answers. How near were you to the correct answer?

What equipment would you use to separate out the following mixed up materials?

Choose from : Magnet, filter paper and funnel, sieve, spoon and burner

a) stones and water

b) pins and rice

c) sand and gravel

d) sand and water (stirred)

e) flour and rice crispies

f) sugar and water

Materials can be changed in different ways - Some can be reversed and some can't. Which of the following can be reversed?

The answers to the following questions are either 'can be reversed' or 'cannot be reversed'.

1.  Pottery that has been baked in a kiln.  

2.  Freezing water to make ice.  

3.  Water evaporating.  

4.  Water vapour condensing on a cold window  

5.  Making an omelette.  

6.  Making toast  

 True or false?

7.  Condensing is the opposite of evaporating.  

8.  Filtering separates solid things from a gas.  

9.  Soluble things dissolve in water  

10.  Decanting separates one liquid from another.  

11.  Cricket Bats are made from plastic  

12.  Glass is made from sand  

13.  Chocolate is made from cocoa beans  

14.  Cork comes from tree bark.  

Einstein Questions

15.  What happens to sugar when you add it to a cup of tea?  

16.  What would happen if you add oil to water?  

17. Why is the top of a milk bottle forced off if the milk freezes on a cold day?  

18.  What is water vapour?  

19.  Can you explain how puddles disappear?  

20.  Why does a pond skater insect not sink?


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