Tools Humans make tools to make the job of making things easier, more precise, bigger, stronger, smaller, … Take a look at these resources. Some questions to think about Why were these tools created? How are they being used today? What are some new tools that will be required in the future? What new things will we be making that need new improved tools? 2014 Year in Review: Power Tools and Hand Tools – Core77 Whether hand or power, where would we be without our tools? Some of you earn your living with them, others among you retreat to … Continue reading tools


“Knots” by What Indie Nights is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Knot: an intentional complication in cordage which may be useful or decorative. Practical knots may be classified as hitches, bends, splices, or knots. a hitch fastens a rope to another object a bend unites two rope ends a splice is a multi-strand bend or loop A knot in the strictest sense serves as a stopper or knob at the end of a rope to keep that end from slipping through a grommet or eye. Learn more… Untangling the mechanics of knots | MIT News new knot theory may provide … Continue reading knots


“wedges” by shutterbean is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   Wedge: Two inclined planes joined back to back. Wedges are used to split things. examples: Axe, Zipper, Knife A wedge is a triangular shaped tool that is thicker on one end (the blunt end) and thinner on the other end (the edge.) A slice of pie is the shape of a wedge. Wedges are one of the six simple machines. It can be used to separate two objects, split an object, lift an object, or hold an object in place. more… Early farming tools One of the earliest farming tools … Continue reading wedge

textiles, fabric

textile – engineering 4 kids Cloth, textile or fabric are similar names for manufactured material. They are made by weaving or knitting fibres together. Cloth can be… Materials General Beads Dyes Fibres Metal threads Non-woven materials Threads Woven and interlocking … Continue reading textiles, fabric