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Fibers from Nature

Fibers from Nature

Brief Description:
While most people are able to make the connection between farms and food, many don’t recognize the link between farms and clothing. In addition to many edible products, farms also produce a great many non-edible products. This lesson introduces students to those non-edible products known as natural fibers. These fibers may find their way to the blue jeans students wear or cotton T-shirts. They may appear as ramie sweaters or linen napkins.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Identify non-edible agricultural products.
  2. Classify fibers as either natural or synthetic.
  3. Identify the sources for making fibers.
  4. Practice matching product name with fiber name and source of fiber.

Time:
30 minutes per lesson, 45 minutes in library for student research.

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