How Does Sand Become Glass?

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What kind of fish can grind coral into sand? How did ancient people form glass from quartz pebbles? How does a mirror reflect an image? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.
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Overview

What kind of fish can grind coral into sand? How did ancient people form glass from quartz pebbles? How does a mirror reflect an image? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.
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Gr 3-5–This series explains how many natural and some man-made phenomena occur. Information is clearly presented using a large font, diagrams, and photographs formatted to resemble Polaroid pictures. Historical background, such as ancient Greek beliefs about lightning (Cloud), is included where relevant. Both benefits and pitfalls are presented as needed. For example, in Electricity, the benefits of hydroelectric power are explained, as are the potentially negative environmental consequences of dam construction. This series does a first-rate job answering some important scientific questions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410934574
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Series: How Does It Happen Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,462,556
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Union College and a master’s degree in science and environmental journalism from New York University. She has written more than thirty books for children and has contributed articles to a variety of magazines for adults and children. In her free time, Melissa enjoys hiking and canoeing near her home in Northborough, MA.
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