Solids stay in one place and can be held.
Solids keep their shape. They do not flow like liquids.
Solids always take up the same amount of space. They do not spread out like gases.
Solids can be cut or shaped.
Even though they can be poured, sugar, salt and flour are all solids. Each particle of salt, for example, keeps the same shape and volume.
Heating some solids can turn them into liquids.
Cooling a liquid can turn it into a solid.
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