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Outside is In: Nature's Tool Box

Outside is In: “Nature’s Tool Box”

Pass out to individuals or small groups of students an assortment of simple tools: paper clips, sewing needle, letter opener, hair brush, straight pin, comb, and so on. Have students examine the tools carefully and decide what kinds of natural objects could be used or modified to make them. Take your students outside and collect materials, have them use the natural materials to make specific tools.