Cereal Bowl Science and Other Investigations with the Newspaper

This Cereal Bowl Science and Other Investigations with the Newspaper activity & project also includes:

What do cereal, fog, and space shuttles have to do with newspapers? A collection of science investigations encourage critical thinking using connections to the various parts of the newspaper. Activities range from building origami seed pots to measuring buoyancy in a bowl of milk—keeping your class engaged and on their toes!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge learners to find an article that connects to the experiment and bring it in to share with the class
  • Set up the activities as stations and use them as part of a special science day event
Classroom Considerations

  • Either a print or digital copy of a newspaper will work for the investigations
Pros

  • Each activity aligns to life science, earth science, or everyday science standards
  • Lessons are adaptable for use with multiple grade levels
  • Clear instructions, a list of materials, and key terms accompany each project
Cons

  • Many of the connections between newspapers and the activities appear to be a stretch