Plastic (Materials Series)

Plastic (Materials Series)

by Rhonda Lucas Donald, Rhonda Donald Lucas
     
 

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Discusses what plastic is, how it's manufactured, and some of the products made from plastic.

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Discusses what plastic is, how it's manufactured, and some of the products made from plastic.

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Children's Literature
This book from the "First Facts: Materials" series focuses on plastics. Chapter one gives examples of the many things in the everyday world of a child that are made of plastic. Chapter two explains how plastic is a man-made polymer and describes what polymers are. Chapter three explains natural polymers and how they inspired humans to develop plastic. Chapter four describes how plastic is made by refining oil and gas. Chapter five describes how plastic is formed into different materials, from car bumpers to clothing. Chapter six explains the many uses of plastic. Chapter seven details properties of plastics in situations that make is superior to other materials such as glass. Chapter eight explains how recycling plastics helps the environment. Various fun facts, a glossary, numerous color photographs and a recipe for homemade plastic add further dimension to this informative book. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 7 up.
—Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736825146
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Colores/Colors Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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