If a particular piece of paper in your collection does not seem to fit in anyof the categories listed, it must be recycled paper. Do you know whatis recycling of paper, and why is it important.? No? Visit the followingwebsites to get a good answer.Can you make out a recycled paper from fresh paper? What are themain characteristics of recycled paper?If you pursue this activity with interest, you will gain valuable knowledge.We hope you enjoy this activity. Happy exploring!
Exploring a House
We all have a home located in a house. But, do we know all about it. For example, doyou know what all materials were used in its construction?What is the exact size of the room in which you sleep? How muchelectricity does it consume per day? and so on!How do we explore a house?To begin with make a list of all the objects that you see around the house.The walls, doors, windows, electrical fittings, plumbing, furniture,electrical goods etc. etc. It may be helpful to list objects under different categories.Find out what material s are used to make ea ch o f these objects.For example , a doorcan bemade of wood, nails,latches etc.You may get certain ideas from other WebPages included in this section.Can you estimate what material is used most extensively, which is the most expensivematerial etc. etc. If yes, guess the amount, price of that material.Ask some friends to do the same activity independently at their home.Once some of them report that they have done it, get together and compare eachother's notes. Do you find that some of you have missed some items ineach list?Explore the structure of the house. Is it based on a few pillars or just onwalls. If it based on walls only, find out if the walls on different floors are oneabove another, or they are totally independent.Find out which kinds of structures are safer when an earthquake strikes.