Build a slide, jungle gym, see saw and more. Design and create a playground made from paper straws that connect with paper brackets. Engineering with Paper project kits include Technique pages that teach dozens of approaches to folding and cutting paper for use in unlimited projects. Build your own toys, games, models and more!
We recommend printing your packet without scaling. Pages are sized to 8.5" x 11" paper. If possible, print the TEMPLATE pages on coverstock or equivalent heavyweight paper.
No printer? No problem! You can follow all instructions on-screen. Use scrap paper, manila folders, cereal boxes in your projects!
Technique pages: Basic Shapes, Tracks, Accessories, Paper Straws
Projects pages with project examples and guide
Template pages with ready to cut shapes
Additional Supplies Needed:
Scissors, tape, markers or colored pencils or crayons (optional)
This project meets these NGSS standards:
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. “Down” is a local description of the direction that points toward the center of the spherical Earth. Assessment does not include mathematical representation of gravitational force.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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