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Invention of Nylon

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2010 to date

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Design a sports glove

In this resource, students design a new glove for use in a sport of their choice. Students may find it helpful to talk with local people who partake in their chosen sport. The P.E. Department may be able to suggest suitable contacts.A selection of tests, activities and factsheets are available for the students to use...
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2010 to date

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Gold award: compare the properties of different fabrics

In this project, students compare the properties of a range of fabrics made from different fibres. The fabrics could be woven or knitted and they could be made from natural fibres such as cotton and wool or synthetic fibres such as nylon. Students should investigate physical properties, such as strength, ...
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2010 to date

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Understanding fabrics

This lesson supports students to unpick a number of different types of textile, including natural, synthetic, blended, woven, non-woven and knitted Textiles. The lesson provides a classroom presentation, teacher notes and student worksheets.
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2010 to date

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Fibres and Fabrics

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). New applications for traditional fabrics are being found, but increasingly, fibres and fabrics are engineered for specific purposes. Much research is currently being undertaken in the textile...
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2000 - 2009

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Design Challenges in different material areas

A collection of mini design challenges, themed around different material areas.
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2010 to date

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Textiles themed design challenges

This resource provides mini challenges based on the designing process. With textiles as the core theme, students are set mini challenges that ask them to create design briefs, understand client needs, generate ideas, communicate their ideas and evaluate their ideas.
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1990 - 1999

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Science at work: Fibres and fabrics

Practical and pictorial help and explanations about fibres and fabrics science and various experiments.  
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1979

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Inspiring the next generation of smart crteatives

Inspiri ng STE(A)MHouse of Objects (HOBs)  is a scrapstore and workshop facility based in North Tyneside which has worked with over 18000 children in the last 4 years.HOBs approach is to offer young children a challenge and invite them to use any of the materials on offer in our warehouse along with the...
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12 April 2018

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AQA AS/A-level design and technology: fashion and textiles

 Encourage your students to be creative, innovative and critical designers with a textbook that builds in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials, components and processes associated with the creation of fashion and textile products.Our experienced author team will help guide you through the...
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2018

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