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The Chemistry and History of the Pencil

The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
The Chemistry and History of the Pencil
Product Description
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.

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). It is appropriate for grades 5-12. I use it in pre-AP chemistry and physics and AP Physics. It is also an excellent addition to your math class if the use of ink is an irritation.


• Reinforcement of classroom procedures
• Teacher guide
• Applications of chemistry
• Power point
• Video links
• Interactive notebook component

Keywords: chemistry, applications, graphite, pencil, classroom procedures, technology, physics, math, mathematics
Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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