Resistant Materials
What do insects and fungi do to wood?

Resistant Materials

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In the field of science, 'resistant material' is the term used for materials such as wood, plastic and metal. To describe a resistant material, think about its physical properties, appearance and keeping qualities.

See how much you have learned about the properties of resistant materials by playing this quiz.

1.
Wood is ....... by insects and fungi.
attacked
corroded
discoloured
dissolved
Water is also a problem with some types of wood
2.
A transparent material is see-through. What is its opposite called?
Block
Hidden
Opaque
Solid
3.
What does 'ferrous' mean?
Containing or consisting of iron
Material that can withstand extreme cold
Material that can withstand extreme heat
Wood that has been attacked by woodworm
Fe is the symbol for the chemical element iron
4.
A material with stiff physical properties will .......
allow an electric current to flow through it
carry a heavy load without breaking
not bend and stretch easily
weigh a lot for its size
PVC is a good example
5.
Materials that are meant not to last are known as what?
Biocompatible
Biodegradable
Biodynamic
Bioenergetic
6.
Many plastics become ....... with age.
discoloured
liquid
rough
rubbery
7.
Materials are affected by their surroundings. Many metals are ....... by air and water.
attacked
corroded
discoloured
dissolved
8.
A material with strong physical properties will .......
allow an electric current to flow through it
bend and stretch easily
carry a heavy load without breaking
weigh a lot for its size
Steel, acrylic and nylon are all examples
9.
A material with dense physical properties will ......
allow an electric current to flow through it
bend and stretch easily
carry a heavy load without breaking
weigh a lot for its size
10.
A material with thermal physical properties will .......
allow an electric current to flow through it
allow heat to pass through it
not bend and stretch easily
weigh a lot for its size
Author:  Frank Evans

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