- safety goggles
- a glove
- a thin wooden stick or yard stick
- a sheet of newspaper
- Set the stick on the table, letting 4 inches hang over the edge.
- Lay a sheet of newspaper over the stick.
- Put on the glove and goggles and give the stick a whack! The stick should break!
- Now try it with a piece of folded newspaper. Be careful!
What happened to the stick?