Friday, 2 October 2015

Holiday Challenge: How strong is a piece of paper?

If you find yourself wondering what to do over the holidays you might like to try this activity out.
Test the strength of paper, folded in differently shaped columns, by piling books on top. This is very similar to how columns are used to support buildings and other structures.

Challenge Instructions:
1. Use regular copy paper, not card for this challenge.
2. Fold each paper into the three shapes and secure with tape.
3. Slowly pile books on top of each shape.
Triangle, square and circle. Which paper is the strongest?


  1. Looks very interesting. I will try it with my grandchildren.

    1. Try and take photos as you go. Get Aila to post them onto her Blog. I hope you enjoy the challenge.