Awesome STEM engineering project with basic household materials! Fun way for kids to practice essential science skills (measurement, creating a hypothesis, conducting an experiment, using science tools, thinking like a scientist, and more) in a short amount of time.
Students learned about the Japanese principles of Notan which means "dark light," before creating their cut paper designs. They concentrated on creating balanced designs with equal amounts of positive and negative space as they expanded the square. They also concentrated on using color contrast.