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Author Gifford, Clive.
Title Materials / Clive Gifford.
Pub Info Boston : Kingfisher, 2008.
book jacket
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 530 GIF     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st pbk. American ed.
Descript 47 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Series Science kids
Science kids.
Note "First published in hardback in 2005 as Kingfisher young knowledge: Materials"--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
Contents What are materials? -- Liquids and solids -- Floating and sinking -- Stretchy and bendable -- Rocky world -- Building blocks -- Clay and ceramics -- Using glass -- Mighty metals -- Mixing metals -- Wonderful wood -- Working with wood -- The purpose of paper -- Natural fabrics -- Man-made fabrics -- Plastics around us -- Ready to recycle -- Project 1 -- Project 2 -- Project 3.
Summary Describes the properties of different types of natural and manufactured matter, including elastic, marble, wood, silk, and gold. Materials answers fundamental questions about the matter and materials that make up the physical world around us. What are rocks made of? Where do plastics come from, and what are they used for? Why can I see through glass? Readers are introduced to the most common natural and manufactured materials-including metals, wood, paper, cotton, and recycled products--and learn why some are hard and others are malleable and why some stretch while others snap.
Subject Matter -- Juvenile literature.
Materials -- Juvenile literature.
Add Author Kingfisher Publications.
ISBN 9780753462355 (pbk.)
0753462354 (pbk.)
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