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Monday, February 1, 2010

Tuesday’s Toolbox

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The paperclip was patented in 1899 by William D. Middlebrook of Waterbury, Connecticut. A nifty invention, the paperclip. While its original intent was to clip loose pieces of paper together, I’m willing to bet that, resourceful homeschooler that you are, you’ve come up with a few “off-label” uses for paperclips. They can be handy for hanging up timelines, diagrams or even precious treasures:

2010 011Paperclips are also a cheap, ready-at-hand tool for science experiments, whether you want to investigate surface tension, magnetism, or even designing a parachute.

Please pardon the brevity of this edition, we're feeling a little under the weather around here.

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1 comment:

  1. I love paper clips too. I even use them to fix broken zippers! That's not very educational, but it works. :)

    Annie Kate


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