Fibers, Dyes, and the Environment
Nanofibers can be made through electrospinning or force spinning in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Pupils study the role of fibers and dye on the environment through a series of five hands-on activities. Then,...
Museum of Science
Watch paper form anew. Scholars take part in an activity where they create new decorative paper from used white and colored office paper. They use a blender to make a pulp slurry, then place it into molds to form the paper. They learn...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
How Do Fibers Form?
The proteins inside a cell determine the shape of the cell. While most red blood cells have a circular shape, those with sickle cell take the shape of a sickle. This change in shape causes multiple issues in the system. Scholars solve...
Global Oneness Project
Rethinking the Fabrics We Wear
What are fibersheds and what what do they have to do with environmental protections? A photo essay and audio recordings about Mimi Luebbermann, and her sheep, cause consumers to reflect on how their clothing choices can support local...
University of Northern Iowa
As part of an investigation of the folk traditions of their area, class members research the articles of clothing worn at earlier times, the fibers and materials, and the machinery used to produce these items. In addition, class members...
Students examine the different types of fiber and their benefits. In this investigative lesson plan students find good sources of fiber in different foods.
Applied Science - Science and Math Post Lab
Students construct paper. In this applied Science lesson, students create paper using lint. Students investigate the different fibers in their homes.
Fit With Fiber
Sixth graders investigate the nutritional value of different types of cereal. They take a survey of students that ate breakfast and create a circle graph with the results. Students examine the nutritional information on the sides of the...
PICTURE PERFECT PYRAMID
Students create a model of the USDA's Food Pyramid Guide, using shoe boxes. They bring an assortment of shoe boxes from home. Students are given a copy of the "Food Guide Pyramid." They wrap boxes for the bread group in white, the...
Healthy Eating Habits
This Healthy Eating PowerPoint summarizes what the different parts of food are and some important examples and facts about each.
Nanofibers: Why Go Small?
Students explore the surface ratio of an object. In this surface area to volume lesson students construct a data table, make calculations and create a graph.
Health In Progress - Processed Foods
Students compare and contrast processed foods to unprocessed foods. After exploring the differences, they research the health factors, benefits and concerns in both types of food. Discussions include fats, sweeteners, fiber, vitamins,...
Food Guide Pyramid
Students develop an understanding of the Food Guide Pyramid by creating sample meals and examining whether there is a relationship between how foods are grown and where they fall in the Food Guide Pyramid. They also complete a scavenger...
Non-Nutrients: Fiber and Water
Students discuss how much fiber and water a person needs each day. They use beans soaked in water to show the benefits of water to the human body. They also learn the health benefits to eating healthy.
Dietary Fiber Introduction
Pupils research fiber and consider its sources, functions and importance to overall health. They sample high-fiber items, complete worksheets and take a quiz on their fiber research.
Photosynthesis and Respiration
In this biology learning exercise, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to photosynthesis and respiration. There are 15 biology terms located in the word search.
Dietary Fiber Introduction
Learners identify fiber from foods, its sources and function in the body. They also the importance of fiber in the diet and good food sources that one can eat. Finally, students discuss water and its importance with eating fiber and...
What does AG have to do with me?
Students practice alphabetizing while categorizing sources of basic agricultural products. They discuss agricultrual products, discover where they are grown and draw a simple agricultural scene on poster board.
Fiber - Adding It To The Diet - Skill Supplement
Students examine and prepare a recipe and state the purpose of each ingredient. They complete a worksheet based on the food pyramid.
Dietary Fiber Lab
Students bake a variety of cakes experimenting with the amount of fat and fiber in each. They sample the cakes and compare the effects of differing ratios.