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FACS: Fibers

Life Skills:

  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


This lesson plan is to help students learn the difference between natural and synthetic fibers.

Main Curriculum Tie:
FACS 6th Grade
Strand 4 Standard 1

Demonstrate basic skills related to apparel production and textiles.

Career Connections:

  • Farmer
  • Apparel
  • Tailor
  • Textile Machine Operator

Fiber game cards

Background For Teachers:
The information for this lesson plan is on the Utah Agriculture in the Classroom website. When you get to the website go to Teacher Resources; Secondary Teachers; Applied Technology; Technology,Life,and Careers; Clothes on the Grow. The Natural and Synthetic handouts are the overheads from this lesson.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to correctly match natural and synthetic fibers.

Instructional Procedures:
Give students the natural and synthetic fibers papers. Divide the class into 5 groups. Assign each group one of the 5 paragraphs to read. Then have them do a Tea Party. Have them get into groups and explain what they read to 4-6 other students. Have them continue to do this until they have had all 5 paragraphs explained to them.
Hand out the fiber game cards. Have the students work as a group to put the fibers into the correct categories. Check student work.


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Assessment Plan:
Check students Fiber game cards to assess their understanding.

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Created Date :
May 25 2005 16:40 PM