Oh great, another ‘fact of the know-it-all tiger’.
I don’t think that’s true.
Did you know that atoms in a solid are not moving?
Oh yeah, let's find out.
Come with us.
I need your help to explain to my friend the tiger her that atoms in solids ARE moving.
Okay, so as everyone knows, there are four states of matter: solids, liquids, gasses and plasma. Ring a bell?
Huh, what am I doing here?
Oh boy. Atoms are non-living things that make up everything. They have energy which allows them to move in an object. Atoms can have different energies, allowing them to transfer energy and move.
Actually, they still move in a solid. The particles and atoms in a solid are tightly packed and they vibrate in a fixed position. That's why solid shave their own shape and volume.
But they don't move in solids, right?
Just let it go! Your statement is wrong!
Okay, we'll try this again. When a liquid turns into a solid, it's called a phase change. This specific phase change is called freezing where heat leaves the liquid to freeze. Particles in a liquid have enough space to move a little freely. When the liquid freezes, the particles come together and vibrate in place. Now do you get it?
Okay, thank you! Now, I have a new fact of the day.
Atoms in a liquid stop moving when the liquid becomes a solid.
Please, just stop!
Did you not just hear what he said?
Before I go, I have a question for you. Why can't you trust atoms? Because they make up everything! HAHAHHAHAH