Grouping Materials

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.

Follow these hyperlinks to learn more:-

  1. Test the properties of materials
  2. Materials and their uses
  3. Testing the strength of materials

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