- place the newspaper out flat on the table
- put part of the long wooden ruler under the newspaper.
- some of the long, wooden ruler sticks out under the side of the table.
- hit down hard on the ruler with your hand.
- Nothing will happen.
- The ruler will break.
- The paper will fly up in the air and land on the other side of the classroom.
- The ruler won’t break.
- Something did happen
- The ruler did break.
- The paper did not move.