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Engineering With Paper: Amazing Projects With Simple Materials

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Godwyn Morris  

Paper is so commonly used for drawing and writing but most people do not know how to use it for three-dimensional projects. This workshop will get you cutting, folding and building with paper in minutes, and be ready to implement new hands-on activities with students immediately.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Paper, tape and scissors needed. Markers or pencil helpful
Topic: Innovation in early childhood/elementary
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Access to supplies is often a barrier to learning yet amazing projects can be made with just paper,tape and scissors. Paper is an amazingly versatile material and a great medium for introducing students to engineering fundamentals. I have developed and easy to implement methodology for “engineering with paper” that gets students building and creating confidently.


Hands on activities using just paper tape and scissors. We will build a paper catapult.

Supporting research

I have four articles published in the NY Times.

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Godwyn Morris, Dazzling Discoveries

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