Paper Table

What is black and white and re(a)d all over? Class members build a table out of rolled newspapers. Pupils follow the design process to design, build, and test their paper tables in the second challenge in a series of five.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research structural designs to find shapes that withstand forces
  • Challenge successful builders to either increase the height or length and width of their table
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires several newspapers

  • Provides hints to solve common problems
  • Contains historical information about other paper constructions

  • None