How Everyday Products Are Made, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Thomas Riggs
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  • ISBN-10: 1414409869
  • ISBN-13: 9781414409863
  • DDC: 670
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 468 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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An all-new addition to the series formerly known as CDs, Super Glue and Salsa, How Everyday Products Are Made spans two full-color volumes and consists of 50 topical entries. The entries examine products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe in vivid detail the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and even offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Entries include critical thinking questions, a “Words to Know” sidebar defining technical or otherwise difficult terms, and a “For More Information” bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites. Numerous photos, illustrations, and sidebars accompany the entries to provide further understanding and help with overall comprehension. Volumes also include a section of related classroom activities and a thorough subject index.

Features and Benefits

  • 50 topical entries examine products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens.
  • Color images and illustrations, “Words to Know” and “Think About It!” sidebars.
  • Reader’s guide, bibliography, subject index.

What's New

  • Classroom activities, critical thinking questions.



  • Thomas Riggs

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787665479 | ISBN-13: 9780787665470


“This is an excellent selection for budding scientists and those teachers and librarians looking for STEM project ideas as well as those who are curious about where common products originated.”

— Anne Hoffman

"These volumes would be good additions in a middle school reference section, and I could also see them as valuable additions for lower level high school students as well as reluctant readers."

— Deb Grove

Table of Contents

3D Printer.
Adhesive Bandage.
Aluminum Beverage Can.
Artificial Limb.
Artificial Turf.
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).
Beef Jerky.
Billiard Ball.
Computer Chip.
Computer Touch Pad.
Credit or Debit Card.
Digital Camera.
Duct Tape.
Electric Car.
Electronic Paper.
Football Helmet.
Glitter 189
Glow Stick.
Gummy Bear.
Hand Warmer.
High-Tech Swimsuit.
Interactive Whiteboard.
Lava Lamp.
LED Lightbulb.
Lip Balm.
Memory Foam.
Mood Ring.
Personal Watercraft (PWC).
Popping Candy.
Roller Coaster.
Shaving Cream.
Skateboard and Longboard.
Soccer Ball.
Solar Cell.
Sports Drink.
Spray String.
Sticky Note.
Tennis Racket.
Vinyl Record.
Wireless Video Game Controller.