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Wool the wonder of fabric (Welsh)

Produced in the Welsh Language, this resource is linked to Farmvention, produced by the National Farmers Union (NFU). This resource provides a series of four activities based around teaching of materials, including: properties of materials, insulation, waterproofing, natural and man-made materials. Designed to make children think about the day to day issues faced by farmers, each resource has been created in partnership with the Association of Science Education (ASE). These activities include:

  • Exploring the importance of wool, it’s properties and a range of woollen fabrics that make them suitable to a variety of purposes
  • Learning how to use wool to felt, weave and make pom-poms
  • Comparing wool to a range of over synthetic materials, taking into account the benefits of natural materials as opposed to man-made ones

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