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Raw Materials Lineup

An item used to produce something else is called a “raw material.” Some raw materials are easy to spot, but many require detective work. For example, leather looks and feels like the animal’s skin. But a plastic toy is made from oil, and it doesn’t feel slimy!

Cartoon drawing of two boys and the Garbage Gremlin in a police lineup.
Click the picture to begin.
Good luck!

Can you pick out which items come from which raw materials? Look at the line-ups on the following screens and click on the suspect that fits the raw material description.

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