Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is?
Here are some questions to answer about the object:
Looking at this object, can you guess what material it is made of?
What shapes do you see when you look at this artifact?
What do you think this artifact was used for?
Do we use any tools like this today?
Yesterday’s Mystery Object was a Kettle and Stand.
They work together to make hot water. Instead of putting a kettle over a fire, this kettle and kettle stand would sit on the hearth (the stone or brick floor right in front of the fireplace). Hot coals will be put into the bottom of the kettle stand first. Then, a kettle of water will be put on top of it. This will heat up the water and keep it warm for a long time. If the water starts to cool, more coal is added into the kettle stand beneath.
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