Paper Plate Education
"Serving the Universe on a Paper
What can you do with a paper plate? Try these
then send us your great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Welcome to a unique genre of education materials. Paper Plate Education is an initiative to
reduce complex notions to simple paper plate explanations. This website
promotes innovative hands-on
Activities that you can experience across a range of interests, at varying
degrees of complexity, and at a low priceall with common paper plates.
Check out the exciting new material
that has been uploaded to this website recently. Paper Plate Education evolves
as educators contribute to its content. Please pardon the star dust as
our universe expands. Here are some recent highlights:
quick visit here will help you find your way around this growing collection of
ideas and material. Site Map
outlines the variety of Paper Plate Education website components,
from A to Y (we strive to eliminate the Zzzz).
It seems a good
thing comes round. Paper instruments have
been used since the 13th Century to support teaching and to buttress
arguments. Paper plates are also believed to have inspired a key element of the Mercury space capsule in
the late 1950's. In 1992 a member of the Great Lakes Planetarium
Association renewed interest in this humble yet useful medium. See our Background
for the history of paper devices and for current Paper Plate Education
is a unique profession in that it encourages sharing of ideas, modifying other
people's material, and adapting to local situations in order to deliver a
better product. In fact, you may recognize some of the paper plate
activities as variations on familiar themes. Please advance that
spirit of improvement by sending us feedback
about your Paper Plate Education experience.
pages represent the cumulative
work of many educators who openly avail their work to colleagues. You
may freely use the material for non-profit educational purposes. As a
courtesy, please credit
the author of contributed material. Thank you.
forget to bookmark your favorite pages. Now go
your plate and enjoy.
"Paper Plate Ed" celebrated IYA2009!