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In this Boy Scout woodwork merit badge learning exercise, 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.
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 instructional activity would work best for upper elementary schoolers and higher, although you could modify the material for youngsters.
Learners become familiar with the tools and measurements used in a woodworking project. In this woodwork tools and equipment lesson plan, students recognize the importance of safe practices while working with wood and the tools used. Learners answer the questions related to woodworking.
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.