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Making recycled paper

1 Hour
Book Program
Year Levels


The message of reduce, reuse and recycle is an important one for students to learn early. This will help them to develop good habits when it comes to disposing of any rubbish. Students also need to make the link between using paper and destroying the environment.

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be a pre-visit, post-visit or stand alone program.

Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Make the link between our over use of paper and deforestation
  • Learn how to recycle paper
  • Work cooperatively in groups to achieve this outcome


Students will:

  • Discuss where paper comes from and how much paper is used in a day
  • Make recycled paper
  • Observe paper fibres under the microscope using the ipad and discover that these fibres are from plants

Victorian Curriculum

  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)
  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)

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