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Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook
In this Boy Scout woodwork merit badge instructional activity, students complete 4 pages of short answer questions that include a list of the first aid that would be needed for woodworking injuries. They write about safety procedures, how to tell if wood is ready to be worked with, and identify different types of wood.
Early American Woodworking
Students compare and contrast tools used in colonial America to modern ones. They create a bootjack, coat rack, or candleholder based on actually using the tools. The students also compose a description of a colonial woodworker based upon the experience.
The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and marquetry that were used to decorate furniture. Then, they design a floral motif in one of the styles represented and decorate a piece of furniture. This lesson would work best for upper elementary schoolers and higher, although you could modify the material for youngsters.
Woodworking Tools #1
In this woodworking tools worksheet, students locate the names of woodworking tools and related items. A list of 43 words is provided for identification. An answer key is provided.
Meet Mr. Stanley
Students become familiar with the tools and measurements used in a woodworking project. In this woodwork tools and equipment lesson, students recognize the importance of safe practices while working with wood and the tools used. Students answer the questions related to woodworking.
Woodworking Terms Word Search
In this woodworking terms worksheet, students locate names of tools used with wood. A list of 15 items is provided for identification. An answer key is available.
Lesson Plan: Patience & Skill: The Craft of Carving
Highly ornate or complex art can only be mastered with patience and skill. Learners explore the skills required to carve complex geometric designs seen on the image of a palace facade. They examine the image, discuss carving techniques, and then carve complex geometric shapes into a zucchini. Food never looked so good!
Visual Arts Sculpture, wood art,
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history lesson, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the work of art and support their answer with reasonable personal opinions.
A Good Boat is Hard To Find
Eighth graders design and construct a safe and efficient human powered watercraft that can be used on a trip on the Great Lakes. Students utilize math and measurement skills to design and cut the pieces for their boat. Working in groups, their boat is assembled and water tested.
Ninth and tenth graders calculate the length, width, height, perimeter, area, volume, surface area, angle measures or sums of angle measures of common geometric figures. They solve problems involving scale drawings, models, maps or blueprints, as well as solve problems using indirect measurement by choosing appropriate technology instruments, and/or formulas.
Box It Up
High schoolers use a six-step problem solving method to design a box/container. They are given the criteria for evaluation when presented with the problem. Students keep a notebook on processes, procedures, material, cost, design, machines, safety, and other information related to the activity. Student work is displayed throughout the building for viewing by high schoolers, teachers, and administrators.
4-H Line & Design Activity Page
What a great activity for students. This 4-H activity sheet has students organize their bedroom, and make clothing, focusing on line and design.
4-H Line & Design Activity Page
In this 4-H activity worksheet, students will select their favorite activities and projects from a menu of choices. Then they will work with their 4-H leaders and parents to create a project plan for the year. The activities include sewing and craft projects.
Elevating the Everyday: Gary Knox Bennett
Learners examine artist-made furniture as a union of art and design through the work of Garry Knox Bennett. In this SPARKed lesson, students discuss craft versus manufacturing of furniture and view a SPARK episode on a featured artist. Learners write a description of one example of Garry Knox Bennett's work which includes a personal response.
Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes: Nature's Woodworkers
What an outstanding vocabulary and word study worksheet! Learners explore the word roots, prefixes, and suffixes as they complete four fill in the blank questions, and complete the challenge question at the bottom of the sheet.
Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth lesson of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad for an apprentice printed during colonial times. Learners then analyze a piece of included sample writing as they form a clear understanding of the expectations for their work. Next, young scholars plan their writing using previous research and a graphic organizer before finally writing their own help-wanted ad. A lesson that engages and supports students as they pull together all the research and work they have done in this unit to create a piece of original writing.
Lathe Word Search
In this woodworking learning exercise, students find the words that are related to the concept of using a lathe and acquiring new vocabulary.
Documenting Research: Sorting and Recording Information About the Wheelwright
Fourth graders practice using a graphic organizer to record their notes and answer text-dependent questions while supplying evidence of how they found their answer. They focus on a machine called the wheelright, which was commonly used back in the colonial period. As they read the text, they use a graphic organizer, embedded in the plan, in order to organize the information. They also complete two short essays about the wheelright, and the impact it had on life in the colonial village. An answer key is provided. Terrific lesson!
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science through invention. View the video and make audio speakers with your class as part of a lesson on sound. Consider browsing through Mr. Gurstelle's books for other exciting project ideas suitable for your classroom.
Listening Closely and Taking Notes: Colonial Trade Podcast About the Wheelwright
Voices from the past. Young scholars listen to a podcast interview with a historical re-enactor as they continue their research in the eleventh lesson of this unit on colonial trade. Applying their close reading skills, learners first listen for the gist of the interview, summarizing what they hear in a single statement. The class then listens again and works collaboratively to take notes on specific information from the interview. Finally, the podcast is played a third time, allowing the kids a chance to practice taking notice independently. This resource prepares young researchers as they will be listening to similar interviews about their specific colonial trade in the following lesson of this unit.