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This engaging title helps young scientists identify, compare, and contrast natural and human-made materials. Using familiar objects, readers will discover how objects that come from nature are changed when humans change them. Children will learn how these objects are used in everyday life, and are encouraged to identify and classify materials based on these physical properties.

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Helen Mason

Helen Mason was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1950. She is a twin and has five siblings. Helen has worked as a strawberry and blueberry picker, salesclerk, snack bar attendant, cashier, money counter, teacher, freelance journalist, art model, business writing coach, farmer, and Affirmative Action coordinator. After 30 years working as an editor and project manager for educational publishers, in 2014 she closed her fulltime business and currently focuses on what she's always wanted to do-write books for young readers.

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