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Lesson Plan

Weaving - twining and basket-making

Summary: 
Twine wool and/or grass. Plait pipe cleaners to make a mesh to model separation of clams and sand. Look at images of twined rope, clam baskets and hats.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Indigenous People's sustainable use of Living Things (K, 2, 3)
Chemistry: Indigenous People’s Materials/Separation methods (1, 6)
Chemistry: Physical Changes, Solutions, Mixtures and Separating (2, 4, 5, 6)
Activities in this lesson plan: 
Procedure: 

Do twining with dyed wool, or grass, to make a bracelet.
Model how the weaving of a clam basket catches clams, but not the sand.
Look at images of indigenous twined materials, including clam baskets.

Grades taught: 
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Teacher: 
Carla Mountali
Melissa Marshall
Teaching Site: 
Brock Elementary
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Brock Elementary with the Scientist in Residence Program https://scientistinresidence.ca