This series for less able readers provides important basic information on the properties and uses of materials. Weird and wonderful examples of each material's use are especially appealing, while a simple and manageable style amkes these books approachable. Each title is structured into chapters with different text types throughout. Features include fact boxes, new word bars, captions, and Internet search tips.
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