Building with a Variety of Materials - Lesson 4 | Paper Pipeline Project

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The Paper Pipelines project can also be found within the Building with a Variety of Materials - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Building Building with a Variety of Materials bundle here.

In the Paper Pipelines project students will build their own pipelines to transport different materials from one place to another. Students will experiment with their pipeline to determine how to make objects flow faster or slower.

By the end of the activity students should be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and use of pipelines
  • Use a variety of materials to construct a model pipeline
  • Use a variety of designs to construct a model pipeline
  • Use a variety of methods and materials to join or fasten items
  • Work with a partner, using skills such as listening, speaking and problem solving in order to complete a construction project

Additional resources included with the activity plan:

  • Student worksheet

Additional resources required:

  • Various construction materials
  • Coins
  • Small plastic dish or cup
  • Water
  • Marbles, golf balls, cotton balls