Straws: those wonder tubes

“After 7,000 years of “drinking tubes” across many civilizations, two men reinvented the straw in the last 150 years. The first made it modern. The second made it bend.”

It is amazing sometimes how simple materials can be used to teach complex concepts. One such simple and readily available material is the drinking straw. Here’s how a bunch of drinking straws can be used to build and understand different concepts.

Activity 1: Making 2D & 3D shapes
Task 1: Making 2D shapes by connecting straws end to end

The article has been contributed by Butterfly Fields, a company working in the domain of innovative teaching-learning techniques. To know more about the work the company does, visit or call 040 27711020/30608888.

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