Thursday, September 22, 2011

Recycling Paper

This week's science topic (from Classical Science courtesy the Lab of Mr. Q) is the Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. IBAP's and MBAP's activity for the week was to recycle newspaper; this involved soaking bits of newspaper, blending it into a pulp with a mixture of cornflour and water, then straining and spreading the mass onto a sieve.



After leaving it to dry for two days, we were able to peel off our home recycled paper from the sieve.
 

Not bad for a first attempt. We hope to try this again sometime Insha'Allah. We also read up about the history of paper making from  http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/literature/paper.htm 

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