by Anita Louise McCormick




Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals in the earth's crust. It is used for everything from soda cans and cars to planes and rockets, as well as in construction. In the 1800s, scientists learned how to extract aluminum from rocks so it could be put to practical use. This book tells the fascinating story of aluminum's history, explains the properties of the element and its components, and provides students with resources to learn more about aluminum and how it is mined, recycled, and used in our society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766099029
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Exploring the Elements
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 The Story and Science of Aluminum 7

Chapter 2 Aluminum as an Element 12

Chapter 3 Understanding the Physical and Chemical Properties of Aluminum 18

Chapter 4 Aluminum Bonds to Form Compounds 27

Chapter 5 Processing Aluminum for a Worldwide Market 32

Chapter 6 Aluminum and the World We Live In 38

Glossary 43

Further Reading 44

Bibliography 45

Index 47

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