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by Andrew Langley

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Children's Literature - Marion Rubin
Plastic is a very colorful, well written book that includes details about the different kinds of plastic, how plastic is made, its special uses, and the value of recycling plastic. Each page consists of two-to-three word sentences. New vocabulary words are in bold print and placed in a glossary at the back of the book. Colorful photographs cover most of the page. There are many concepts such as "synthetic" versus "natural," "resin and extruding machines," which would probably need more explanations than concepts in books such as Glass and Wood, which are also part of this series. Included in the book are a table of contents, an index, a quiz, and suggestions for further research. There are also many ideas for classroom and individual student participation. The versatility of plastic, its ability to be recycled into other products, and its ability to resemble many natural fabrics and objects will enable the instructor to use this book as a basis for lessons relating to many other disciplines other than language arts, reading, and science. Plastic also has a topic website suggesting how the study of plastics can be integrated into geography, history, sports, and the arts. Part of the "Everyday Materials" series. Reviewer: Marion Rubin

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Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
Everyday Materials Series
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Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
NC650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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