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Student activity: Making felt

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

7-8
9-10
11-13

Upper Primary
Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary

Science

Technology

Material World

Technological Knowledge

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Overview

In this activity, students create felt from wool fibres to illustrate how the surface structure of wool fibres affects its washability.

Purpose

This activity will help students understand the microstructure of wool and how this knowledge has influenced the development of new wool fabrics and processes.

Keywords

Fibre, properties, abrasion, felt.

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