Grade 5 Science Experiment 3 – “How to Create Recycled Paper”

Purpose:

The purpose of this science fair project is to recycle paper using a chemical process. Recycled paper is created through a bleaching process. In this science fair project you will convert old newspapers into useable recycled white paper. Paper can be recycled because it consists of durable wood pulp.

Note: Adult supervision is required for this science fair project.

Hypothesis:

Paper can be recycled by breaking down the wood pulp of the paper and pressing it into new paper.

Variables:

Bleach versus no bleach in the paper – water mixture.

Materials Needed:

Several old newspapers
Small picture frame
Large spaghetti pot
Medium pot
Plywood board
Six rectangular felt pieces. (Each felt piece should be double the area of the small picture frame.)
Small piece of screen
Wooden spoon
Thumbtacks
Scissors
Bleach

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