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Daily Wood
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What Have We Learned About Everyday Uses of Wood in Your Home?

In the this section, we didn't talk about any new terms, but we did see lots of wood everywhere in the house! Let's review:

Outside we found:

* plywood sheathing under the roof
* plywood under the siding
* shingle siding made from wood
* and the wood deck

In the Living room we found:

* wood flooring
* wood under the floor
* a wood picture frame
* a wood window frame
* wood floor and door molding
* a newspaper and magazines made from paper which comes from wood
* a rayon scarf and a tencel shirt; both made from wood products
* and a wood chair

In the Kitchen we found:

* spices which come from wood
* wood knife holders, knife handles and a cutting board
* a wood salt shaker, rolling pin and basket
* wood cupboards
* wood wall boards and ceiling boards
* a wood door with a wood wreath
* linoleum flooring which is made from a wood product
* cartons, dishsoap, and cellophand bags which are all made from wood products

In the Dining room we found:

* Lots of books!
* wood bookcase, table and chairs
* wood paneling, molding, framing and sheathing
* and a wood picture frame

In the Bedroom we found:

* wood sheathing
* carpet backing which is made from a wood product
* a wood bed frame, window frame, and mirror frame
* and a pillow made from rayon which is made from a wood product

In the Bathroom we found:

* facial tissue
* a wood picture frame, shelves, and a stool
* and hairspray, lotion, toothpaste, shampoo, vitamins, asprin and lipstick - all of which are made from a wood products!

My goodness, that's a lot of wood! What wood did you find in your own home?

We also talked about the following concepts:

* Wood is everywhere!

* We use three pounds of wood every day!

* Wood is underneath everything in our homes, including floors, ceilings, and walls.

* There's wood in the clothes we wear! (rayon, tencel)

* Lots of spices come from wood.

* Lots of cleaning products come from wood.

* Asprin, vitamins, toothpaste, shampoo, hairspray, and lotion are all made from wood products.

Well, that sums up our Daily Wood lesson. In our next lesson, "Renewable Natural Resources", we will learn about why wood is such a good thing for us to use.

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