Exploring PAPER  





Overview of Exploring Paper Unit

Youth closely examine paper and the papermaking process. They compare and contrast different types of papers and discover that paper is made up of fibers. Youth then explore how paper is made and consider the natural resources used in the process. They also have the opportunity to make their own paper.

They explore the multiple ways they interact with paper on a daily basis. They estimate the amount of paper they use in one day and then use this information to estimate the amount of paper their community uses in a single day. Youth then are asked to consider their own beliefs about recycling, survey their family regarding their views, and then analyze the information to determine why people do not recycle as often as they could. Finally youth are asked to reflect on what they could do to reduce, reuse and recycle paper.


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