Materials - What Is It Like?
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Materials - What Is It Like?

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You will have looked at different materials in school science lessons. Different materials have different properties. Properties are words that describe what something is like. Is the material rough or smooth, hard or soft? Before we look at using materials, let’s test how many of these words for describing a material's properties you know.

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1.
The opposite of rough is ______.
Weak
Lumpy
Bumpy
Smooth
Babies have very smooth skin
2.
The pillow is very comfortable because the pillow is ____.
Soft
Hard
Weak
Strong
Is the pillow in your bed comfortable?
3.
Steel girders are very ______.
Shiny
Bendy
Strong
Soft
The picture shows the Firth Of Forth Railroad Bridge in Scotland
4.
The slinky toy is bendy. Another word for bendy is ________.
Transparent
Runny
Opaque
Flexible
Have you ever played with a slinky toy?
5.
There is glass in these windows. You can see through the glass. The glass is ___________.
Transparent
Elastic
Plastic
Dull
You can see through transparent materials
6.
This catapult is stretchy. Another word for stretchy is _______.
Tight
Elastic
Runny
Fluid
Rubber bands are sometimes called elastic bands. Elastic bands are stretchy - they are elastic!
7.
This man is carving stone. He uses a hammer and chisel because the rock is very ____.
Soft
Flexible
Pale
Hard
Statues are carved from stone
8.
If you can’t see through something, it is called ______.
Transparent
Opaque
Bright
Dull
It is hard to see through opaque materials
9.
This is a cheese grater. The surface of the cheese grater is _____.
Rough
Smooth
Weak
Invisible
Be careful using a cheese grater - mind your fingers!
10.
Mr Smith is polishing his car. It gleams. The surface of the metal is _____.
Dull
Transparent
Soft
Shiny
Have you ever helped to clean the car?
Author:  David Bland

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