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Practical 11 in the History in STEM practical series.
In practical 11 continue to look a little more into the paper industry, as well as its impact on the world in terms of deforestation.
In the practical section there are instructions for a classic paper making experiment, with a twist. There are not just instructions for recycled paper, but for cotton paper, leaf paper and grass paper. The students then need to look at the strengths and weaknesses of these paper, and assess whether they could become suitable alternatives to wood pulp, thus reducing the impact on the forests by the wood and pulp industry. So, rather than just looking at the theoretical, this practical encourages students to actively seek answers to today’s burning questions.

More about the History in STEM practical Series
This series is designed to bring quality cross-curricula material to STEM subjects, that help students to explore and discover phenomena normally taught, while getting a glimpse into the history of its development.
In addition, a number of the practicals give the students the opportunity to play “Mythbusters”, looking at a number of different methods and having to reason why one or the other was the more likely or useful method.
From Ancient Greece to Vikings, China to the Golden age of the Muslim empire and beyond to India, the series takes a look at some of the most important STEM achievements throughout history.
There is a plan for 40 of these such practicals in this series, so, if you liked this one, consider looking at some of the others, or check out some of the bundles available.

Other practicals in the series:

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or get the individual practicals:

  • Similar Triangles - History of STEM practicals - How Far Is That Boat?
  • Water Alarm Clock - History of STEM practicals - Pressure and Displacement
  • Viking Sunstones - History of STEM practicals - Refraction and Birefringence
  • Pythagoras’ Cup - History of STEM practicals - Siphon
  • Archimedes’ Eureka - History of STEM practicals - Density
  • Measuring the World - History of STEM Practicals - Circumference of Circles
  • Chemical Reactions - History of STEM practicals - Invisible Ink Practical
  • Statistics and Cryptography - History of STEM practicals - Crack the Code
  • Force and Tensile Strength - History of STEM practicals - Paper Part 1

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