How glass is made By alex g, harvey,maddie,rio,MOrgan and lilly anne

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Step one

This is a special type of sand

The glass is cut into pieces because it comes out very long so they cut it up and the glass company send it to furniture shops and many more places.

Sand is collected in preparation to make glass.

Step two

Limestone, sand and soda ash are mixed together. Soda ash and limestone are minerals from the ground.

Soda ash and limestone are minerals from the ground. They are both used to make glass like sand.

Step 3

People should always be careful by one of these.

The ingredients are smelted in a giant furnace.The furnace is super hot at 1600 degrees celcies.All the materials combine to one.

The ingredients go into a large, hot machine called a furnace

Step 4

This is the machine that slowly cools down glass

The glass comes out of the furnace really, really hot so that is why they use this machine to cool the glass so it is not burning hot for when people touch it. Glass is also cut into pieces because it comes out very big and long.

The glass is put in a machine that slowly cools it down.

Step 5

One of the many things you can do with fresh glass

Once the glas is cut and cooled you can do many things with it. You can use them for vases and cups and they are really good for windows when building

This was a spark page theamed on glass and how it is made. Glass is one of the many things that is very hard to make. When you have finished making glass why don't you try and and ask more questions about how to make glass and if your interested why not check out a glass factory?

Once glass is all ready people can use the glass for many things

How glass is made

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