Everyday Materials: Glass
Published Date:28th February 2008
Dimensions:212 X 232 X 10 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.
Glass is made mostly from sand mixed with limestone. It is heated and then can be blown, pressed, moulded or cast into shape. Glass can make mirrors and windows as well as ornaments and glass fibres for modern communication.