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MATERIAL PROPERTIES DEFINITION

A property is a quality of something like strength, stretchiness or absorbency. Materials have properties that help them serve specific purposes. For example, a chair is made of metal or wood because it is strong.

To better understand material properties and their purpose…

MATERIAL PROPERTIES DEFINITION. A property is a quality of something like strength, stretchiness or absorbency. Materials have properties that help them serve specific purposes. For example, a chair is made of metal or wood because it is strong. To better understand material properties and their purpose…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Different materials have different properties.

girl is unable to open a toy

Metal is strong and not stretchy. Fabric is soft and stretchy. Since these two materials have different properties they are useful for different purposes.

Different materials have different properties. Metal is strong and not stretchy. Fabric is soft and stretchy. Since these two materials have different properties they are useful for different purposes.
girl is unable to open a toy

A bridge is made of strong material such as metal.

aerial view of a bridge over a river

This helps it hold up lots of heavy cars and trucks. Other materials that are strong include wood and concrete. Many buildings are made of these strong materials.

A bridge is made of strong material such as metal. This helps it hold up lots of heavy cars and trucks. Other materials that are strong include wood and concrete. Many buildings are made of these strong materials.
aerial view of a bridge over a river

A bungee cord is made of stretchy material.