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Fibers From Nature Lesson

Overview

Not only do plants provide us with many delicious edible products, they also produce fiber for clothing. This lesson introduces students to those non-edible products known as natural fibers with an emphasis on cotton. Students discover where cotton is produced on a national and global scale as well as what products are connected to what fibers.

Objectives

Students will:

  1. Identify non-edible agricultural products.
  2. Identify where cotton is produced on a national and global scale.
  3. Identify the sources for making fibers.
  4. Practice matching product name with fiber name and source of fiber.

Duration

Activity 1: 20-25 minutes
Activity 2: One class of research, 20 minutes of presentations
Activity 3: 20-25 minutes

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