How We Use Plastic
Each application of materials acts as a starting point for learning about the properties of each material. For example, why is glass used in windows but not used to make shoes? For a unique perspective, "Don't Use It" boxes describe how the matieral shouldn't be used.
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Plastics Heat and Electricity
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