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9 10 11 12 A

Building a Better Back Scratcher/PBL - Steam Bending!

In this third lesson, students learn about steam bending. They will "test bend" kabob skewers, learn the science of steam bending and build a bending form to put the characteristic curve in their back scratcher blank.

9 10 11 12 A

Building a Better Back Scratcher - Forming and Finishing

Lesson 4 has students forming and finishing their bent-wood back scratchers and completing this PBL project. This series of lessons introduced students to differing tree species, grain orientation and steam bending.

9 10 11 12 A

Building a Better Back Scratcher - Identify Species and Grain

In this second lesson, students are given several samples of wood. The students' goal is to identify the species of wood blanks they're working with and recognize the different grain patterns that influence wood strength.

Building a Better Back Scratcher PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Building a Better Back Scratcher PBL Project

The arc of this lesson group has students creating a “Project Based Learning” Steam Bent Wood Back Scratcher over a course of four lessons. The group of lessons instruct students on visually identifying trees and lumber, learning about grain orientation and figure, hardwoods, softwoods, lumber milling and steam bending. Here’s an abstract of the…

9 10 11 12 A

Building a Better Back Scratcher - "Which Wood?"

Students build a bent-wood back scratcher in this lesson series. There are four lessons in this PBL group. Students will learn that not all woods are suitable for bending. In this lesson, students learn of different tree species and become familiar with woods used in woodworking, and learn which woods make suitable back scratchers. Depending …

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