2nd Grade Science : Explain how water on Earth can be solid or liquid

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Example Question #1 : Explain How Water On Earth Can Be Solid Or Liquid

Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form.

Possible Answers:

True

False

Correct answer:

True

Explanation:

The statement is true; water can be found on Earth in solid and liquid form. Water can be found on Earth in a solid form in cold areas as ice. Water can be found in a liquid form in places such as ponds, oceans, rivers, and more.

Example Question #2 : Explain How Water On Earth Can Be Solid Or Liquid

Why is water on Earth in both the solid and liquid state?

Possible Answers:

Water on Earth is neither a liquid nor a solid. It can only be a gas.

Water can be a solid or liquid depending on the temperature and conditions of its location.

Water can be a solid or liquid state, depending on what humans are doing to it. Nature cannot control water, only humans.

Water on Earth is only in a liquid form and cannot be found in a solid-state.

Correct answer:

Water can be a solid or liquid depending on the temperature and conditions of its location.

Explanation:

Water on Earth can be found in both the liquid and solid states depending on the temperature and conditions of the environment it is in. In a hot place like the desert, water will not be found in a solid form as ice; it would be a liquid. In somewhere that is below freezing, one would likely see frozen water known as ice. In conditions such as a thunderstorm, both liquid and solid ice can be found it there is rain and hail.

Example Question #1 : Liquid And Solid States Of Water

Which photo represents water in a liquid form?

Possible Answers:

Matterhorn, Mountain, Berggipifel

Rain, Drops, Rainy, Wet, Droplets

Ice Cubes, Ice, Cold, Frozen

Icicle, Branch, Winter, Frozen, Icy

Correct answer:

Rain, Drops, Rainy, Wet, Droplets

Explanation:

Water on Earth can be found in both liquid and solid states. Three of the photographs show water in the solid form - the mountain is covered in snow, which is solid, the ice cubes and icicles are frozen water. The only photo that demonstrates water in a liquid form is the drops on the window.

Example Question #1 : Liquid And Solid States Of Water

How could water be changed from its liquid form on Earth to a solid form?

Possible Answers:

It could be melted.

It cannot be turned from a liquid to a solid.

It could be frozen.

It could be buried.

Correct answer:

It could be frozen.

Explanation:

Water can be changed from a liquid to a solid by freezing it. Many times ponds and lakes become frozen over when temperatures drop, and the liquid water is turned to ice. In the wintertime in many places, instead of rain falling from the clouds, we see snow because the temperatures are freezing and the water freezes.

Example Question #1 : Earth And Space Science

Kaitlyn is looking to match different forms of water to images for a project. Which photo shows water in a solid form?

Possible Answers:

Wave, Atlantic, Pacific, Ocean, Huge

Bottle, Mineral Water, Bottle Of Water

Ice, Floe, Cold, Nature, Blue, White

Iceland, Volcanoes, Waterfall, Geyser

Correct answer:

Ice, Floe, Cold, Nature, Blue, White

Explanation:

Water can be found in a liquid or solid state on Earth. The photo that represents a solid-state of matter is the ice and glaciers. These are large bodies of frozen water. The waterfall, ocean wave, and bottled water are all in a liquid form.

Example Question #1 : Liquid And Solid States Of Water

Which answer choice is an example of solid and liquid water on Earth?

 

Possible Answers:

Solid - rain

Liquid - waterfall

Solid - snow

Liquid - hail

Solid - waterfall

Liquid - rain

Solid - hail

Liquid - rain

Correct answer:

Solid - hail

Liquid - rain

Explanation:

Earth has both liquid and solid water present. An example of how both of these forms can be found on Earth is that hail is solid, and rain is a liquid. They are both water but just in different forms. Students will learn about other forms of water and how they change in upper grade-levels.

Example Question #2 : Liquid And Solid States Of Water

How could water be changed from its solid form on Earth to a liquid form?

 

Possible Answers:

It could be frozen.

It could be melted.

It cannot be turned from a solid to a liquid.

It could be buried.

Correct answer:

It could be melted.

Explanation:

Water can be changed from a solid to a liquid by melting it. Many times ponds or lakes are frozen in the winter when the temperature is low, the water is solid, and has turned to ice. In the spring, the temperatures start to rise in many places, and the frozen water melts back into its liquid state. Other places in the world may still be cold, and water remains froze. This is how solid and liquid water can exist at the same time in different areas.

Example Question #1 : Liquid And Solid States Of Water

Water only exists in solid states when it is warm.

Possible Answers:

False

True

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

The statement is false; water can be found on Earth in solid AND liquid form. Water can be found on Earth in a solid form in cold areas as ice. Water can be found in a liquid form in places such as ponds, oceans, rivers, and more. When water is located in a solid-state, it would be in cold temperatures.

Example Question #1 : Liquid And Solid States Of Water

The photo below represents water in what state(s)?

Iceberg, Ice, Water, Frozen, Melting

Possible Answers:

Both solid and liquid

Solid

Liquid

Neither solid nor liquid

Correct answer:

Both solid and liquid

Explanation:

Water on Earth can be found in both the liquid and solid states depending on the temperature and conditions of the environment it is in. In this photo, both states of water are present. There is liquid water in the ocean or sea, and the large blocks of ice are solid glaciers.

Example Question #5 : Liquid And Solid States Of Water

Which photo represents water in a liquid form?

Possible Answers:

Nigardsbren, Glacier, Ice, Melt, Nature

Ice Cubes, Ice, Frozen, Transparent

Water, Clear, River, Waters, Bach

Icicles, Branches, Ice, Tree, Frozen

Correct answer:

Water, Clear, River, Waters, Bach

Explanation:

Water on Earth can be found in both liquid and solid states. Three of the photographs show water in the solid form - the glacier, the ice cubes, and icicles are frozen water. The only photo that demonstrates water in a liquid form is the waterfall.

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