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Title:
What is it made of?
Author:
Glover, David.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Dorling Kindersley, 2001.
Physical Description:
125 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"A Dorling Kindersley book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789478504
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Can you make a bridge out of spaghetti? Why does gelatin wobble? Can you make star-shaped bubbles? Why are windows made of glass? Discover the answers to these questions and more in these fantastic experiments that cover everything from testing which materials are waterproof to making a bubble diver.


Author Notes

David Glover is an experienced teacher who is committed to making science accessible, fun, and relevant for children. He is also an author of children's science books, as well as a respected education consultant.


Table of Contents

Hello!p. 12
Parents' notes
Testing Materialsp. 16
Using Materialsp. 42
Changing Materialsp. 68
Wonderful Waterp. 94
Testing Materials
Feeling materialsp. 18
Shiny and dullp. 20
Is it see-through?p. 22
How hard?p. 24
How strong?p. 26
Float or sink?p. 28
Mop it up!p. 30
Is it waterproof?p. 32
Which is warm?p. 34
Amazing magnetsp. 36
It's quiz time!p. 38
Using Materials
Sorting materialsp. 44
Hard as stonep. 46
Sandcastlesp. 48
Wood is goodp. 50
Paper shapesp. 52
Weaving yarnp. 54
Plastic partsp. 56
Made of metalp. 58
Clear as glassp. 60
Building bricksp. 62
It's quiz time!p. 64
Changing Materials
Changing shapep. 70
Print a shapep. 72
Stretch it outp. 74
Bend and twistp. 76
Meltingp. 78
Bake it hardp. 80
Mix it togetherp. 82
Dissolve itp. 84
Let it setp. 86
Heat itp. 88
It's quiz time!p. 90
Wonderful Water
Liquid waterp. 96
Fair sharep. 98
Turning to icep. 100
Making steamp. 102
Drying outp. 104
Water's skinp. 106
Bubble funp. 108
Push it underp. 110
Bubble diverp. 112
Amazing trickp. 114
It's quiz time!p. 116
Glossaryp. 118
Indexp. 124