What is Clay

What is Clay - in the sun They mixed straw with the clay to help it stick together better This is called mud-brick or adobe(ah-DOUGH-bee or

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What is Clay? A Presentation Created By Mrs. O’Loughlin
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What is Clay? Clay is very fine  particles of dirt which  float in a stream or river  and then sink to the  bottom, where they  press on each other  and stick together. You  generally find clay  along the banks of a  river or stream. These cliffs in Martha's Vineyard are made almost entirely of clay.
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What is Clay? Clay is squishy  when it is wet, so  you can make it any  shape you like, and  then it dries hard. 
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What is a Kiln? When the clay is dry  you put it in a fire, or in  an oven (a clay oven is  called a kiln) and bake  it for a while, the clay  gets even harder and it  will not get soft again.  This is called firing. 
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Clay and Ancient Times People first began firing fire  clay about 6000  BC People in the ancient world  used clay to  build houses  by  making bricks and drying them 
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Unformatted text preview: in the sun. They mixed straw with the clay to help it stick together better. This is called mud-brick , or adobe (ah-DOUGH-bee), or pise (pea-SAY). They fired the bricks, to make them harder and more waterproof. Clay and Ancient Times This is the world’s largest adobe structure made out of mud bricks. The citadel of Arg-é Bam: The world's largest adobe structure, dating to at least 500 BC . Located in southeastern Iran . More Things Made From Clay People also used fired clay for their dishes, plates and cups. More Things Made From Clay They used clay for statues too. The Etruscans in particular are known for their clay statues. More Things Made From Clay Ancient Greece More Things Made From Clay Ancient China More Things Made From Clay Modern More Things Made From Clay Modern...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 311 taught by Professor Sisterholmes during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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What is Clay - in the sun They mixed straw with the clay to help it stick together better This is called mud-brick or adobe(ah-DOUGH-bee or

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