Paper is everywhere! From our earliest pictures stuck to the fridge by our parents to the letter telling us about the latest supermarket offers, even in our modern society, paper is still used for writing and drawing or passing on information. And who can imagine a world without toilet roll! From magazines to junk mail there are lots of ways to reduce the amount of paper we use in our everyday lives. Check out our resource pages to find out more about Paper.
Paper can be recycled everywhere in Devon from the kerbside (see our District Recycling Sheets). To find out what happens after the recycling truck leaves your doorstep watch our video about how paper is recycled in Devon.
Downloadable Worksheets and Paper Quizzes
We have created Science of Materials: Paper worksheets for all ages. Each worksheet is accompanied by a quiz to assess learning. Some also include a playlist of relevant videos.
We hope the worksheets on this page will help young people understand the science behind paper. We hope doing these activities will create better scientists and more critical thinkers. We know the wicked problems (complex and difficult issues like climate change and biodiversity loss) we are leaving the next generation will need some innovative thinking to solve them!
Why not try out our fun quiz at the bottom of the page too!
Key Stage 3/4 Worksheet:
(pdf) Download KS3/4 Worksheet: Making paper bridges
(Word) Download KS3/4 Worksheet: Making paper bridges
Link to KS3/4 Quiz: Making paper bridges
Link to KS3/4 Zone YouTube Playlist about Making Paper Bridges
Home Education Worksheet:
(pdf) Download Home Education Worksheet: Investigating the Absorbency of Toilet Paper
(Word) Download Home Education Worksheet: Investigating the Absorbency of Toilet Paper
Link to Home Ed YouTube Playlist about Toilet Paper
Visit our Home Education pages for more Activities suitable for Home Learning.