Fashion and Textiles Teaching Resources

These two activities from Future Morph link the study of textiles and materials with the science programmes of study. They show how textiles can be used in two very practical ways to reduce the danger of severe burns and in medical applications. The activities are designed for Key Stage Three students and help to develop scientific enquiry and communication skills. The resources are: *Fabric Fires *Medical Compression

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Fabric Fires

The Fabric Fires activity for Key Stage Three students looks at how different fabrics catch fire and burn. Students are asked to first consider the commonest reasons for fires in the home. They then test and compare a fabric and a cotton wool ball, firstly when untreated and then having first soaked them in a fire...
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2010 to date

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Medical Compression

In this activity, students investigate the uses of materials and fabrics in medical applications, such as pressure bandages for burns injuries and anti-embolism stockings for deep vein thrombosis. The students make their own pressure sensor using different types of fabric. They then calibrate their sensor and create a...
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