20 September 2016
Tool use was once thought to be a strictly human behaviour, but it is now known that many kinds of animals use tools. Some animals, sea otters for one, have a favourite tool that they carry about with them. Others find nearby articles such as stones, twigs or thorns, which they use and then discard.
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|Characteristics of technology||Use this and other examples to describe the relationship between technology and the made, natural, and social world||2|
|Characteristics of technological outcomes||Use this and other examples to describe what technological outcomes are and explain how they are different to natural objects and other things created by people.||2|
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