All materials have properties. This means the things about them you ca measure that can be different to other materials. Different materials are good for different jobs based on their properties. Examples of properties you need to know about are:
Hardness – the ability of a material to resist being dented
Solubiity – how easily a material a material will dissolve
Magnetism – if a material is magentic or not
Conduction of Heat – how easily heat passes through
Conduction of Electricity – how easily electricy passes through
Transparency - if a material allows light to pass through or not.
There are lots of other properties also. Watch the video below to find out more.
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