Everyday Materials: Plastic
Published Date:24th April 2008
Dimensions:212 X 232 X 12 mm
Illustrations:25 colour photographs
A simple introduction to materials; what they are, where they come from and how they are used, shaped and changed. Looks at materials found in everyday life.
Most plastic is made of oil. It is heated, moulded and shaped to make lots of different things. It can be hard, soft, bendy and strong, and come in many colours. From buttons and balloons to bikes and buildings, plastic has many uses.