This documentary short reveals what goes into making the fences many children see around their schoolyards every day. How Do They Knit a Chain-Link Fence? is part of a series of films that reveal the mysteries behind how everyday things are made.
How Do They Make Potato Chips? is one of a series of short and snappy videos that reveal the mysteries behind everyday things. Almost every child likes to eat potato chips and will love to learn how they're made. (Bet you can't watch this video just once!)
Ages 9 to 13
Study Guide - Guide 1
Social Studies - Social History
Technology Education - Society and Technology
Students watch film and, in groups, describe what they have seen. Grades 4-6 can divide process into steps to reach the final product and make a poster. Older students research the materials used and the impact of machines on labour. Homework: students look in the community for chain link fences and make note of functions served. The series includes other titles like, “How do they make potato chips?” “How do they make money?”