What does slate feel like?
Rough when it is fresh but when shaped it is smooth and cold.
Rough when it is fresh but when shaped it is smooth and cold. Slate is used as chalkboards. It is smooth, cool or cold to the touch, and chalk can leave 'marks' so humans can write or draw on its surface. Slate has been used for centuries in school (students used a single small "slate" to do their "figuring" -math- and to write words or sentences.