Lesson 04 – Where Do Materials Come From?

Read About Where Materials Come From


Can you find where all the definitions are in the text?


Materials are the substances from which something is made.


Substances are physical things that can be seen, touched, or measured.

The substance of the table is wood.

Where Do Materials Come From?

All materials made by people are made from natural things.

Paper is made from wood.

Rubber is made from tree sap.

Plastic is made from oil.

Steel is made from metals and minerals in rocks.

Fabric is made from natural materials.

Glass is made from sand.

Cotton comes from cotton plants.

Wool comes from sheep.

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