GRADE LEVEL:Adaptable for Grades K-6
SUBJECT AREAS: Science, Social Studies, Math
OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to plan, design, and produce a wooden deckle with a removable screen and make a piece of paper using the deckle.
MATERIALS: Wood, screen, newspaper, cardboard, pieces of yarn, thread, and other papers, rolling pin, laundry starch, egg beater, blotting paper.
ACTIVITY: Students can design and build a wooden deckle with a removable screen in order to learn to make paper. (To make deckle: tack fine screen (30 mesh) to bottom of a wooden frame.) Students will obtain several kinds of discarded materials they can use to make recycled paper.
The materials can include such things as old newsprint, cardboard cartons, notebook paper, and similar items. Including bits of colored paper, yarn and thread can make interesting finished paper.
*Reprinted with permission, American Forest Council, Copyright 1987, Project Learning Tree Supplementary Guide K-6.
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