Amazing Cardboard Tube Science

You’ll be amazed at all the science-y things you can do with an empty toilet paper or paper towel tube! See a hole in your hand, build a car, make a marshmallow shooter, and more!

Make the most of the book with these additional resources:

Blog Posts (each has a video and a student challenge):

On A Roll

Marble Run

Tube Feet

MakerSpace/ Bulletin Board STEM Challenge

Free, over at Teachers Pay Teachers


Recycled bindup

Amazing Cardboard Tube Science is part of a series. It is available individually (in library binding), or in a paperback edition that pulls together a whole group of books on reusing trash for fun science experiments.


2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Finalist


VOYA – Allison Babin

“STARRED REVIEW! This hands-on guide teaches a variety of scientific concepts using four easily obtained supplies: craft sticks, snack packets, plastic bottles, and cardboard tubes. . . .The language is accessible and is written in a fun, energetic tone. . . .The book has a hip, graphic layout with an eye-catching cover; one teen exclaimed, “That looks so cool!” upon seeing it. This is a valuable guide for teens interested in seeing scientific concepts come to life, and could easily be adapted for library programming.” – VOYA

December 1, 2016

Science magazine – Marc Lavine

“Popsicle sticks, toilet paper tubes, food packaging, and plastic bottles are great resources for school craft projects or children’s activities for a rainy day, but with a bit of knowledge and planning, they can also be used to explain a range of scientific concepts. . . .while a little planning is needed to get the most from this book, it has the potential to be a useful resource for teachers and parents alike.” – Science magazine

December 5, 2016



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