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Great question! I recommend reading Glass: From Cinderella's Slippers to Fiber Optics by Ruth G. Kassinger, which gives a nice explanation. I hope this helps!
There are many books about glass written for kids and teens. Kassinger's book (above) was published in 2003 and gives a thorough overview of many glass topics. The Story Behind Glass by Barbara Somervill (2012) is another great overview of glass that goes into a little less detail. Bruce Koscielniak's Looking at Glass Through the Ages (2006) is more of a picture book that covers basic glass history, science, and glassmaking techniques. I have also attached two bibliographies of books and websites that are geared towards kids and teens.
You may be able to find these books at your local public library. If not, you may be able to borrow them from us. We participate in a worldwide service called the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may send an Interlibrary Loan form to us by e-mail. We loan certain books if a second copy is available in the library collection. Books are loaned for a four week period. For further information, please see our web page: http://www.cmog.org/research/library/visit/services/loan.