100 Science Experiments With Paper by Stephen W. Moje is perfect for the hands-on, the builder, and the science and/or paper enthusiast!
From paper bags to cardboard boxes, from crinkly crepe to thin tissue — pick any kind of paper and write your ticket to science fun! Just add some easy-to-find materials like ping-pong balls and combs, and create a weather vane to learn about air, a paper bridge and birds to demonstrate balance, and a spinning spiral snake to show the power of heat. Go up, up, and away with index-card helicopters. Make a bang with a paper popper. Cause static cling with a tissue-paper doll. Other experiments work with chemistry, light, motion, math, and water. It’s the perfect combination of science and play—100 times over!
For lapbook enthusiasts, this is a fun way to cover scientific principles dealing with:
- Static electricity.
- Forces at work on an object (gravity, air pressure, centripetal, and inertia, for example).
- And more!
The types of paper used are very common, such as:
- Lunch bags.
- Oatmeal cartons.
- Papertowel tubes.
- Coffee filters.
- Index cards.
- Other readily available paper products.
With your paper and other easy-to-find supplies gathered, you can start with a simple paper fan and move on to more complicated experiments such as coffee filter chromatography or an exploding orange juice carton.
Each experiment clearly spells out what you need, what to do, and how it works. There are also ideas for expanding the lesson with more experiments to try, questions to answer, and other ways to demonstrate the concept.
Perfect way to introduce physical science in the younger years — and it’s free!
- Add an experiment notebooking page (see below) to record the experiments and get a bit more out of the lessons.
- Cover three lessons each week for a full year of science lesson with a little room for holidays and breaks.
Science Experiment Notebooking Pages
Perfect for recording the experiments.
10 Ways to Use Notebooking: #7 Science
Ideas, tips, other recording sheets, and more resources.