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Student activity: Exploring wool fibre properties

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

9-10
11-13

Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary

Science

Technology

Material World

Technological Knowledge

Overview

In this activity, students explore the microstructure of wool fibre and how it relates to the properties and uses of wool.

Purpose

This activity will help students understand how the microstructure of wool creates its properties and determines its suitability for particular products.

Keywords

Fibre, fabric, protein, absorbency, breathability, resilience, elasticity, abrasion, felt.

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