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kids explain how to classify materials by their properties
CLASSIFICATION OF MATERIALS DEFINITION

Classify means to group objects based on shared qualities or properties. Scientists and engineers often put objects into groups that have the same property, such as color, hardness or texture. Knowing properties is important when you make things.

To better understand how classification works…

CLASSIFICATION OF MATERIALS DEFINITION. Classify means to group objects based on shared qualities or properties. Scientists and engineers often put objects into groups that have the same property, such as color, hardness or texture. Knowing properties is important when you make things. To better understand how classification works…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

We can classify materials by color.

boy sorts candies by color

When we classify objects based on color we put all the objects with the same color together in one group. We can do this with clothes, paper, candy and many other things.

We can classify materials by color. When we classify objects based on color we put all the objects with the same color together in one group. We can do this with clothes, paper, candy and many other things.
boy sorts candies by color

We can classify materials by texture.

girl examines different objects that are smooth and rough

Texture describes how smooth or how rough something is. A book is smooth, while a brick is rough.

We can classify materials by texture. Texture describes how smooth or how rough something is. A book is smooth, while a brick is rough.
girl examines different objects that are smooth and rough

Texture is important when designing things.

man goes down a water slide

A slide needs to be smooth to make it easy to slide down. Can you imagine what a rough slide would