2C60.50 - Fluids vs. Solids - Sand

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Fluids vs. Solids - Sand
Properties of sand.
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Sand, 1 gallon Ziploc bag, Plastic Beaker.

 Is sand a solid or a liquid?  It flows like a liquid, conforms to the shape of its container like a liquid, yet is normally considered a solid. 

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  • Sung Chang, "Once-baffling success of granular resistive force theory explained", Vol. 69, #11, Nov. 2016, p. 22.

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