This presentation explores the natural resources needed to make paper. Vivid models show the path from tree to finished paper products so that students will learn how paper is made. Your presenter will make a piece of paper in class. Students will also learn how many pounds of paper they use each year, and how this resource can be conserved. Grades K-6, 45 minutes.

Download the Next Generation Science Standards for this program (PDF).

California Science Standards


Physical Sciences
a) objects’ properties
Earth Sciences
c) identify natural resources
a) observe objects
d) describe properties

1st Grade

Physical Sciences
a) materials have different properties
b) properties of materials can change

2nd Grade

Earth Sciences
e) Earth’s resources provide materials humans use

3rd Grade

Physical Sciences
g) combining substances

5th Grade

Life Sciences
a) organisms are specialized

6th Grade

a) utility of energy sources
b) (non)renewable resources
c) natural origin of materials