National Park Service: Junior Ranger Online - Create Your Own Ink

As humans, we love to talk and interact with our friends, families, and community members. What are some ways that we communicate with each other today?

During the 1800’s, they did not use snapchat, texting or emails to talk to each other. Instead, they had to either write down a message in a letter, tell someone their message and hope it made it to the right person, or go visit someone to talk directly with them. To make things even more challenging, they did not even have pens that they could go to the store and buy. Instead, they had to make their ink and writing utensil from the resources they had around them – which is what we are going to do in this activity


Chemistry
K-6, Middle School

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