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The Tool Maker




Students will examine tool use by chimpanzees through a simulated exercise.
They will experience how a chimpanzee goes about getting one of its favorite delicacies the termite.


1. one 6 oz. paper cup and lid (with hole) for each student.
2. one straw for each student
3. electric hot plate
4.. one cooking pan and spoon
5. one bag of rice


1. Prepare rice (overly cooked) before the activity
2. Put a portion of rice in each cup.
3. put the lid on the cup.
4. Students will try to get the rice out of the up by 
    sticking the straw in the hole and attempting to 
    remove the rice.

contributed by Eric Matthews


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