newspapers in schools
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Introduce the newspaper to science class using one of these activities: Many processes are involved in the making of a newspaper. 

Beginning with the production of the paper and the ink used, have students investigate as many of the processes as they are interested in. 

Students may wish to carry out investigations in groups. Individual groups can then present their findings to the class. 

Topics of interest may include:

  • Paperís production from plantation to transporting papers.
  • Newsprint ink. The inks currently being used and the inks being tested for more environmentally friendly use in the near future.
  • The recycling of material that occurs in the newspaper industry, including newspapers, office papers and the recycled toner cartridges used in the office photocopiers.

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