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Explore where newspapers come from and go to. Follow the production cycle of a newspaper: forest plantation, paper mill, printing press, newsagents, readers, waste paper and recycling. Look at how planting trees and recycling paper help the environment.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students relate planting trees and recycling paper to environmental benefits.
  • Students explore the production, use and recycling of newspapers.
Educational value
  • Uses animations to show each stage of newspaper production.
  • Demonstrates that it is necessary to plant new trees or recycle paper have enough material to continue to produce newspapers.
  • Allows students to control newspaper production by deciding whether to plant trees and/or recycle.
  • Requires students to test their understanding by choosing which bin to put a newspaper into with feedback provided.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Sustainable development
    • Science/Environmental influences
    • Science/Machines
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning;
    • Problem solving

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.