Did you know that a small ball of bread was once used as an eraser? The problem was that they got moldy!
April 15, 1770 all that changed when Joseph Priestly discovered a vegetable gum that removed the marks made by a pencil. He didn’t realize the value of his discovery, Because later that year, Edward Nairne was able to market the first rubber eraser.
On March 30th 1858 the pencil was patented with an eraser on the end.
We call it a rubber eraser because it rubs the graphite away!
One of my favorite activities to celebrate this holiday is to make your own erasers using this Aawesome kit:
Some cute books to enhance your learning on a day like today:
If you happened to miss the post about National Pencil Day on March 30th – you can check it out HERE. You can grab this adorable Pencil (with eraser!) mini book in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store in the Pencil Activity Pack . It contains easy to use QR codes to three different videos about how pencils are made as well as the mini book pattern shown in the picture in both color and black and white.
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