How Does Sand Become Glass?

How Does Sand Become Glass?

by Melissa Stewart


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410934574
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/15/2009
Series: How Does It Happen
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

From sand to glass — What is sand? — Where is sand found? — What are rocks? — From rock to sand — Keeping it cool — Glass in the past — Heating it up — Making windows — Making bottles and jars — A line in the sand — A blast of glass — Glass and more glass.

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