Menu

How does the Toothpaste get in the Tube – STEM for primary school

The-story-of-toothpaste-tubes-cover How Does the Toothpaste get in the Tube – Have you ever wondered how the toThe-story-of-toothpaste-tubes-sample-pageothpaste gets in the tube? In How Does the Toothpaste get in the Tube we find out. A wonderful non-fiction story about the history of toothpaste and how toothpaste tubes came about, and most importantly how the toothpaste gets inside.

 

Author: Veena Prasad Illustrator: Rajiv Eipe

 

Text and Images from How does the Toothpaste get in the Tube

How Does the Toothpaste get in the TubeThe year was 1870. New London, Connecticut, United States. 7 am.
Kids were tumbling out of bed, their mothers hurrying them to clean their teeth, handing them tooth sticks
and jars of toothpaste.

How Does the Toothpaste get in the TubeWhat? Did I just say – “Toothsticks”?
That’s right.
They used toothsticks to clean their teeth back in 1870. A toothstick was simply a twig with a frayed end.
Some lucky kids had twigs with boar hair tied to one end for that extra shine.

How Does the Toothpaste get in the TubeAnd what was that other thing I said? “Jars of toothpaste”?
That’s right. Toothpaste tubes were not invented yet. They only had jars.
And every bleary eyed kid started her day by dipping a toothstick into a porcelain jar filled with toothpaste.

<end of sample>

About Pratham Books

Pratham Books goes digital, FKB  is helping with their aim to get a book in every child’s hand!

Storyweaver, their digital platform is provided to weave a whole new chapter in the realm of multilingual children’s stories. Knitting together children, authors, illustrators and publishers. Folding in teachers, and translators. Creating a rich fabric of openly licensed multilingual stories for the children of India and the world. Their unique online platform, StoryWeaver, is a playground where children, parents, teachers and librarians can get creative, using the resources to make your own unique books online.

About Creative Commons

Content under Creative Commons licenses can be downloaded, translated and can even be used to create new stories ‐ provided you give appropriate credit, and indicate if changes were made. To know more about this, and the full terms of use and attribution, please visit the following.

See more Science books below

 

There’s a Hole in my Galaxy - In the year 2563 Maya and her friend Ava borrow the family space ship for a trip to Pluto. Halfway there they have a battle with a black hole where they are almost sucked in. Along the way, we learn lots of facts about black holes. Sample text from There’s a Hole in my Galaxy ...
Why Do Sunflowers Love the Sun? - Viveka wants to paint the sunflowers near her house, but they keep moving. Follow this story to find out the mystery of how the sunflowers change throughout the day. Sample Text from Why Do Sunflowers Love the Sun? Viveka wants to paint the sunflower field near her house. She looks at the sunflowers carefully one ...
Eye Can See – From magnifying glases to telescopes - Eye Can See details a group of children’s visit to their parent’s laboratory and all the magnifying equipment they find. From magnifying glass to microscope, binoculars to a telescope, this book teaches children about all things magnifying. Sample Text From Eye Can See School is closed for summer. Every day Chanda, Tinku and Motu have ...
Lost in the Internet - Kunal’s Mum warned him against watching too much on the internet lest he gets sucked in, but he doesn’t listen. Kunal gets suddenly sucked into the internet and goes on a journey of discovery. Sample Text From Lost in the Internet Kunal loved the Internet. He was always asking Mummy for her phone so he ...
Ma, Is That You? – Security made simple - Four friends have a secret meeting place, but someone keeps trying to get in. Is it Ma like the person says, or is it a scary monster? The group has 3 forms of security to protect their secret meeting place. This book provides a nice simple explanation of security and why it’s important in a ...
How to Catch the Wind – STEM fun - In How to Catch the Wind – STEM fun we learn how the wind is used to make electricity.  A Simple book with an easy to understand explanation of wind power. Sample Text from How to Catch the Wind – STEM fun Air is always around us. Moving air is called wind. When wind blows, ...
The Mighty Tethys Sea – Archaeology - The Mighty Tethys Sea explains how the continents split apart, from the mighty Gondwana and the mighty tethys sea, to what they are now, and how the Himalayas were formed. Discover how once there were seas where there now are mountains, and how it all changed into the shape of the earth today. Author: Juvena ...
tigs world Tig’s World – An important question - In Tig’s World Tig asks her mom who is a scientist and her dad who is a writer what happens to the people on the bottom side of the earth and why they don’t fall off. Whose answer is right? Author: Sam Wilson, Illustrator: Dorian Dutrieux Sample Text from Tig’s World Tig’s mom is a ...
slip and slide Slip and Slide – A tale of friction - Slip and Slide – A tale of friction – Seven sisters play in the snow, slipping and sliding, but when they try to get back in the house they can’t get back up the slope. This book explains the concept of friction by way of a story that is easy to remember. Here are the ...
The One and Only Human Body – Facts about our bodies - The One and Only Human Body contains lots of facts about our bodies, from the smallest and largest organs to the length of our intestine, let’s explore our bodies! Sample Text from The One and Only Human Body Take a step into the human body. From head to toe, it is filled with organs, bones, ...

See more books by Pratham’s Storyweaver below

 

Malar’s Big House - Malar’s building a big house, but will she manage to keep her house standing? Find out in Malar’s Big House. Sample Text from Malar’s Big House Today, Malar is going to build a big house! “I can use these!” “My big house will be this high!” says Malar. “And this wide!” <End of sample from ...
Chiu’s Powers - Chiu sees exciting things that others cannot – flying rockets and fish swimming on the blackboard. Ajji takes Chiu to the eye doctor to find out about her magical powers. Sample Text from Chiu’s Powers Chiu is late for school. But she cannot find her red bottle. Is that her bottle? Or is it a ...
There’s a Hole in my Galaxy - In the year 2563 Maya and her friend Ava borrow the family space ship for a trip to Pluto. Halfway there they have a battle with a black hole where they are almost sucked in. Along the way, we learn lots of facts about black holes. Sample text from There’s a Hole in my Galaxy ...
Why Do Sunflowers Love the Sun? - Viveka wants to paint the sunflowers near her house, but they keep moving. Follow this story to find out the mystery of how the sunflowers change throughout the day. Sample Text from Why Do Sunflowers Love the Sun? Viveka wants to paint the sunflower field near her house. She looks at the sunflowers carefully one ...
Get Down, Rocky! - Rocky the Goat has got out and chased the rooster wind vane onto the church roof, who let him out, and how would they get him down? Find out more about what Rose, Amma, Appa, the coconut seller, the banana-leaf seller, the shopkeeper and the carpenter do to get Rocky down in this cute short ...
Eye Can See – From magnifying glases to telescopes - Eye Can See details a group of children’s visit to their parent’s laboratory and all the magnifying equipment they find. From magnifying glass to microscope, binoculars to a telescope, this book teaches children about all things magnifying. Sample Text From Eye Can See School is closed for summer. Every day Chanda, Tinku and Motu have ...
A Street, or a Zoo? - Three children are playing in the street, where they happen upon several different animals. Is it a street, or a zoo? Find out what they do with the animals they find in this cute story for young children. Sample Text from A Street, or a Zoo? Sonu, Monu and Rina set out to play. They ...
Megan and the Princess of Death - In this second Megan mysteries book, we find Megan after following Frits down a cable car line, trapped in another strange world, The Hopah Place, with an annoying princess. Megan and Frits must journey through a series of scary-creepy caves to find their way back home, but first, she must solve three riddles. Will Megan ...
Happy Maths 3 – Measurements - This is the number 3 book in the Happy Maths series, where children can learn about maths from a series of stories that convert maths problems into fun adventures. Book 3 in the series deals with measurements. Sample Text from Happy Maths 3 Sankhya and Ganith have been learning a lot of things in their ...
Why Are Bubbles Round? - Manu and Maya want to make some bubbles, why buy a bubble kit when you can make your own, their Ma suggests. They make their own bubble kit and then get to wondering more, for example what if the bubble kit shapes were not round, would it produce square bubbles? What if they added some ...

Sponsored Links:

Note – if you sign up through these links, it doesn’t cost you any extra, but FKB receives a small donation, which helps us with our project to buy more FREE Hardcopies   for kids who need them


All our posts are checked by Grammarly, the FREE online grammar checker (We still receive a donation even if you only sign up for the free account :-):

 
Spread the love

Comments 13

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

....