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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

 

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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.

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