Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics


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Which best describes a fluid?

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1. Which best describes viscosity?

2. Which best describes a liquid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the properties and characteristics shared by the state of matter known as fluids. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definitions for fluid and viscosity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How to describe a fluid
  • How to describe viscosity
  • The characteristics of a liquid
  • What pressure is
  • The reason why a gas can be compressed but a liquid cannot

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words, such as fluid and liquid
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of fluids in physics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of liquids and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about gasses versus liquids

Additional Learning

To learn more about fluids and their common properties, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Fluids in Physics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define 'fluid'
  • Understand the properties of fluids
  • Know why liquids are incompressible
  • Explain the density, pressure, buoyancy, viscosity and surface tension of fluids