As a science teacher, I’m a stickler for the use of a pencil because I dislike wading through cross-outs to find an answer, the smear of ink on my fingers, and the general lack of neatness involved with students and ink. If you want to get your students on board to use pencil in your class, this presentation and interactive notebook foldable will help.
This presentation gives students a bit of the history and chemistry of the amazing pencil. From the reason we call it a pencil “lead” to what it means to be a #2, students will appreciate what was once the most remarkable educational technology!
Use it to create a positive atmosphere about using pencils in your classroom, as a presentation on the history of ordinary things, or to illustrate a point (LOL).
• Reinforcement of classroom procedures
• Teacher guide
• Applications of chemistry
• Power point
• Video link
• Interactive notebook component
Keywords: math, mathematics, science, physics, chemistry, classroom procedures, rules, pencil, ink