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Texture Definition

Texture is how rough or smooth something is. For example, slides are smooth and bricks are rough.

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Classification of Materials

Fun Facts

  • A book has a smooth texture.
  • A brick has a rough texture.
  • Slides need to have a smooth texture for sliding.

Why Do We Need To Know About Texture

Learning about texture is important for making things work well and safely in many jobs. For example, knowing about texture helps make things like toothbrushes and water slides work the way they should.

In jobs like making clothes, building things, and making tools like hammers, knowing about texture is very important. It helps choose the right materials to make clothes comfortable, buildings strong, and tools effective. This shows how texture is important in many areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some different properties by which you could classify material?
Some properties you can classify materials by include color, texture or hardness.
What are some different ways you can classify your clothes?
You can classify your clothes by color, patterns or texture.
What are some different textures that you can classify materials by?
You can classify materials by the textures of smooth or rough.
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