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
acid acrylic airtight bend bendable bottles boxes break bubbles building cheap chemicals Chicago clothes composite material cool cover describes a material dropped easily easy electricity environment example expanded plastic fabrics flow glass going granule hard heat hold hot drink hundreds inside insulate Internet iron joined keep kind of plastic last a long light liquid look machines melt microscope millions mold natural natural materials natural rubber objects once oven Packaging pass piece of plastic plastic bags plastic called plastic called polyethylene plastic containers Plastic fibers plastic sheets plastics get soft Polyester preservative properties protect PTFE Recycling rubbery plastics Science Scientists call searching shape short Soda bottles soft sometimes sorts of plastic space steel stretch strong substances thermoplastics thermosetting plastics thin things throw tiny tires tough plastics toys trash tube usually waterproof Window frames wires