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Wood You Believe: Wood Products

For Teachers 5th - 8th
For this wood products lesson, students walk to a forest near their school where they sit by themselves for a few minutes and quietly observe their surroundings. Students brainstorm wood or wood by products, discuss everything we get...
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The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
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...
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Early American Woodworking

For Teachers Higher Ed
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...
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Woodworking Tools #1

For Students 9th - 12th
For 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.
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The Miracle Resource - From Forest to Products

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars create a collage of wood products labeled by type of wood product.  In this product engineering instructional activity, young scholars work in groups to find pictures of solid wood products, engineered wood products, wood...
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Wood Products

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine wood samples and find and identify various items at school and at home that are made from wood products.
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Real-Life Math | Woodworker

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Woodworking is math-intensive work. Viewing a video of a woodworker explaining how he applies math in his craft sets the stage for a crafty lesson. Pupils use ratios and proportions to create scale drawings of objects.
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Where'd You Get That Paper and Pencil?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders make a poster display of objects made from trees. In this wood products lesson, 3rd graders read "The Giving Tree," discuss things that are produced from trees and watch the videos "Let's Make a Pencil," and "How Paper is...
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Wood Products Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the by-products of wood and explore the wood products in their own environment. Products containing both cellulose and silvichemicals obtained from the trees are examined in this lesson.
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Lathe Word Search

For Students 9th - 12th
In this woodworking worksheet, learners find the words that are related to the concept of using a lathe and acquiring new vocabulary.
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Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook

For Students 5th - 7th
In this Boy Scout woodwork merit badge worksheet, 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...
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Woodworking Terms Word Search

For Students 9th - 12th
In this woodworking terms instructional activity, students locate names of tools used with wood. A list of 15 items is provided for identification. An answer key is available.
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A Good Boat is Hard To Find

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Introduction to Trees and Wood

For Teachers K
Students examine samples from various types of trees. In this trees and wood lesson, students review The Giving Tree and complete a KWL chart on trees.  Students brainstorm what we get from trees and view wood samples with hand lenses....
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Discovering Forest Products

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners identify attributes of natural and manufactured wood products. In this forest products instructional activity, young scholars perform independent research to find an article about forest use or forest products. They spread out...
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LEAF (Learning Exercises and Activities in the Forest

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe populations and determine the functions (e.g., decomposers, producers, consumers) they serve in an ecosystem. They investigate the energy flow ecosystems. Students investigate factors (.g., Resources, light, water) that...
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Wood

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students practice reading comprehension strategies. In this literacy and science lesson plan, students read a non-fiction article about wood and locate main ideas and details. Students construct a card game using information taken from...
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Who Cares About the Forest?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the natural environment and people's views, in particular the Native Americans. In this environment activity students discover the many uses of wood as it pertains to our natural resources.
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Diversity of Trees

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the uses of trees, In this trees lesson, 4th graders discover the uses of trees and how we use them everyday. Students collect items and decide if they are made from trees, have a scavenger hunt for wood products...
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Hardwood Veneer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore uses of hardwood veneer and the manufacturing process. They view veneer samples and work in groups to answer questions about the process of making veneer. After touring the school to create a list of products...
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What Tree is That?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine leaves and the trees in their neighborhood that they came from.  In this ecology lesson, students read the book, I Can Name 50 Trees Today, and discuss how a tree goes from a forest to a wood shop.  Students find a tree...
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Introduction to AgriScience and Technology

For Teachers 5th - 9th
This brief and simplistic slide show lists the needs of humans, our sources of food and fiber, wood products, and agricultural innovators. Since no teacher's notes are provided for the slides, the overall intent of the presentation is...
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Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars map data on employment in wood products manufacturing in Oregon counties. In this Oregon forest activity, students discover the percentage of people employed in the forest manufacturing industry. Young scholars create a...
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Save Our Forests

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss the forest products industry and its affects upon their communities. They inventory the wood and paper products they consume and determine how it translates into the number of trees cut. Using a spreadsheet, they...

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