Cool Science - 4/1/13: Solids & Temperature Camp

By Emma Koch

April 1, 2013 Updated Nov 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- In this week's episode of Cool Science Monday, Martin Fisher from Science Central will talk about solids and temperature using an Easter Peep.

A marshmallow Easter Peep is a solid. When a solid becomes colder, it can become “more solid”. This occurs as the marshmallow molecules have a lower temperature, move less and move closer together.

First, Martin struck a Peep with a hammer at room temperature. It was soft and squishy. When he made it colder, by freezing it in liquid nitrogen, and struck it with a hammer, it shattered like a typical hard, rigid solid.

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