PaperWorks Pack 2 is an interactive resource designed to support elements of the Science curriculum, in particular mixing, sieving and separating within the making of paper. The creation of paper pulp is a key part of the papermaking process and is a great example of scientific concepts applied to a crucial everyday process. Paper’s influence on society is also discussed. Pupils will learn about the history of papermaking and printing. Most importantly, the pack explores the importance of recycling and paper recovery in the papermaking process.
This is a complete lesson with whiteboard presentation (including two videos and an interactive game), worksheets, teaching notes, and links to order a free poster.
Pupils will learn the properties of paper as a material and how it mixes with others. They will learn how to separate solids and liquids through making paper and practice using scientific terminology. PaperWorks Pack 2 also offers pupils the cross-curricular opportunities to:
• Compare paper with everyday objects on the basis of their material properties, including hardness, strength and flexibility (Science)
• Separate solid particles of different sizes, such as pulp and water, by sieving (Science)
• Make your own paper, testing your ideas and ensuring it is a fair test (Science)
• Make predictions and test how different papers float and sink in water (Science)
• Recall and represent important features of an interview (English)
• Use creative writing to imagine you are a paper object and write up a typical day (English)
• Understand unit fractions through folding paper (Maths)
• Represent data from the paper quiz using a graph (Maths)
• Design and create paper bags for different uses (Design and Technology)
• Discuss how people can improve the environment through recycling (PSHE)
• Understand the impact that paper has had on society and use the internet to find out more (History)
• Create a paper sculpture based on a chosen theme (Art and Design)*
The teachers’ notes and worksheets PDFs can be downloaded from TES. The accompanying presentation and videos are easy to find in the Primary KS2 area at: http://www.paperworks.school.
* These are the curriculum links for England but links for Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are also available on the PaperWorks website.