We are learning how we can
An idea the Superheroes of Room 1617 had was to make sure we only put paper and cardboard into our paper bin at school. We noticed how much paper we used in our classroom and are putting in our recycling bin each day.
After talking about paper being made from trees and the importance of trees the children of Room 1617 came up with an idea.
To make our own paper from the paper in our recycling bin.
We ripped up paper from our recycling bin into small pieces.
We added warm water to the paper and stirred it until all the paper was wet and covered in water.
We left the paper over night. Some little elves came and stirred the paper every few hours for us.
We made our own strainers by poking holes in tin foil with our pencils.
We each got a scoop of pulp and placed our strainer over it to soak out most of the water. We tried to soak out as much water as we could.
We used a roller to flatten the pulp. I wonder if our pulp will turn into recycled paper?
We will have to wait and see!