ERIC Number: ED031560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Wood Properties and Kinds; A Base Syllabus on Wood Technology.
Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond.
Prepared by participants in the 1968 National Defense Education Act Institute on Wood Technology, this syllabus is one of a series of basic outlines designed to aid college level industrial arts instructors in improving and broadening the scope and content of their programs. This booklet is concerned largely with the physical composition and behavior of wood and the factors influencing its utilization. Headings of the five major units are: (1) Wood, What It Is, (2) The Plant Origin of Wood, (3) Gross Features of Wood, (4) Natural Defects in Wood, and (5) The Identification of Wood. A section of experiments, including teaching aids, equipment needed, sample test questions, suggested student problems and projects, and references, presents information on such properties of wood as density and specific gravity, moisture content, strength characteristics, and structure. The guide is illustrated throughout with drawings, diagrams, photographs, tables, and graphs. A glossary and bibliography are included. Related documents are available as VT 007 857, VT 007 858, and VT 007 859. (AW)
Descriptors: Construction Materials, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Industrial Arts, Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Improvement, Learning Activities, Lumber Industry, Plant Growth, Plant Identification, Plant Science, Resource Materials, Summer Programs, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Trees, Woodworking
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act Title XI Institute
Note: From NDEA Inst. on Wood Technology (Eastern Kentucky Univ., June 10-Aug. 2, 1968).