Use origami (paper folding) to perform scientific experiments and test hypotheses. From a dish soap racing boat to a table kite to a fan, readers practice origami folds to test science concepts such as surface tension, water molecules, air resistance, gravity and mass.
This story promotes creative problem solving, wonder, discovery and combination.
TITLE: Making Origami Science Experiments Step by Step
AUTHOR: Michael G. LaFosse
ILLUSTRATOR: Michael G. LaFosse
PUBLISHER: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2004
AGE GROUP: 6-9
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative problem solving, wonder, discovery, combination.
1) A hypothesis is a guess. Develop a hypothesis that you’d like to test. Then design an experiment to prove or disprove your hypothesis. After you’ve completed your experiment, what new questions do you have? Will you create a new hypothesis?
2) Fold a piece of paper. Smaller and smaller… How many times can you fold the paper? Could this folding go on indefinitely or will it stop?
3) To create origami art, visit this link: http://www.origami-instructions.com
To learn more about author/illustrator Michael G. LaFosse, visit: http://www.origamido.com