Fun Facts about States of Matter for Kids
- Liquids, like water, oil and soda, shift to fit inside the container they’re in. If you look at them under a microscope, you’ll see that they have particles that are close together, but have no rhyme or reason. The molecules move around.
- Gases, including air, steam and helium, are free-flowing. You can easily put your hand through them. Gases shift to fit their container and can even fill it. Their molecules are spaced far apart and wiggle and jiggle.
- Solids, like your desk, your backpack and your pants, are firm and stable. Their molecules are grouped together in organized patterns. The molecules might vibrate slightly, but they don’t move around.
Molecules of Solid don’t move around.
Liquid Molecules are close together without rhyme and they move around.
Gas molecules are speaced far apart and wiggle and jiggle.