- Easier - A knot is
a fastening made by tying together pieces of
string, cord, or rope.
- Harder - Knots are
especially important for climbers and sailors; but
everyone needs to tie a knot now and then. Knots
are used to tie up a bundle with cord or to join
the ends of a rope. There are several types of
knots such as bends, hitches, and splices.
Different knots are used for different
- This site contains several knots indexed by
alphabet and links to related knot pages
the Knot at About.com
- Learn all about Knot tying.
Dictionary of Kännet
- This is a Sweden site containing scout
on the Web
- This giant site provides information on knot
tying, knot theory, knot art, and a knot
gallery. The site is more about knots than how
too, but does include extensive knot links.
- Explore several of the websites below;
then complete a 'knotty' project or
- Make a Knot Bracelet. Select a
few knots from the Ropers
Knots Page or The
Knotting Dictionary of Kännet.
Then use them in the construction of a
unique friendship bracelet.
- Write Knot Instructions. Use
one of the websites to learn how to tie a
knot. Then write directions to teach a
friend how to tie the same knot. Field
test your instructions with someone. (How
did it work?) Now add a few drawings and
see if they help with a learner. Another
variation that you might try is to
videotape your brief knot-tying lesson,
and then show it to a beginner. Which of
these methods worked best?
- Cook-up Some Knots. Visit
Knots Page or another 'how-to-tie'
knots site. Then use a recipe found at
Recipe or Pretzels
to help create some edible knots. Bake the
results and share with friends. For
another variation, try tying some
spaghetti knots (Find directions at
Knotes). Non-edible knots can be made
from playdough (See Playdough
Recipe or Playdough
- Play Some Knot Games. Go to
Knotes and play some of the 'Knot
Games' that you find there. Advanced
learners may want to try their skill at
the 'knotty' problems found at New
Ideas about Knots - - these are
- Tie Some Knots. Visit some of
the websites and enjoy learning and tying
some new knots. You also may want to test
your knowledge with the online quiz at
Used Rope and Knot Terms. How did you
- A Website By Kids for Kids
Theory (1997 ThinkQuest Project)
- This site explores the formulas and factoids
associated with the study of the topology of
knots and links.
- Knot Quite Done with
- This small website has excellent
step-by-step instructions plus animations for
tying a half-dozen knots that are used in
boating: figure 8, bowline, cleat hitch, square,
two round turns with 2 1/2 hitches, and the
clove hitch knots.
- Similar Websites:
- 2) Knots (The Fishernet) http://www.thefishernet.com/knots.htm
- 3) Get Knotted (Scout Group, East Sussex,
- While this might seem a trivial pursuit to
some, this knowledge is shared and prized among
Scouts, campers, sailors, climbers, craftsmen
and many more in their own special applications.
There are knots for both function and decorative
- This is a collection of knots viewed from a
(partly) mathematical perspective.
- Similar Website:
- 2) Ideal Knots http://www.cs.ubc.ca/nest/imager/contributions/scharein/ideal/IdealKnots.html
the Mathematics of Knots
- Use this site to explore the fundamental
ideas of knot theory.
- More About Mathematical Knots:
- 2) New Ideas about Knots http://www.cs.uidaho.edu/~casey931/new_knot/
- 3) Knot Theory Online http://freelearning.com/knots
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