Recycle In The Classroom: THE GREAT PAPER WASTE
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Belinda Rawls Delano Elementary School
3937 West Wilcox
Chicago IL 60624
Christina Noran, Judy Lerner
This mini-teach is geared toward intermediate and upper grade levels.
The Child will be able to:
1. Examine their habits and calculate how much paper waste they
2. Determine what they can do to minimize paper waste.
3. Determine some alternatives to paper production and analyze the
advantages and disadvantages.
4. Understand that recycling is good, but not as good as reduction.
5. Recycle used paper to make new paper.
Blender(s) enough for each determined group you decide
4 sheets of office paper or
1-2 sheets of newspaper
6 window screens various sizes
Rolling Pins or Round cylinder cans ( determined by #'s of groups)
Newspaper Large quantity
Rectangular aluminum pans or plastic
Measuring Cups (1) per group
(1) teaspoon per group
Tear paper into small pieces. Put two cups into blender. Add at least
four to five cups of water to blender. Two teaspoons of liquid starch. Cover
blender before starting.Turn blender on to high for at least two to three
minutes, or until you have the consistency of pulp soup. Place newspaper on
table. Place screen inside pan. Pour pulp soup on screen and let water drain
out. Carefully remove screen from pan and place on dry newspaper. Place second
screen on top of pulp soup and using the rolling, roll out remaining water and
carefully place screen on dry paper for at least 24 hours or until completely
dry. Remove dry paper from screen carefully and develop your own art project.
Student collection of paper to continue the recycling paper on Friday's.
The students ability to follow directions. Students ability to use or add
other recyclable mediums to make recycled paper.
Can all types of paper be recycled in this same way?
Are other process utilized to recycle paper?