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, ...
Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!
This teaching resource is presented in four stages:Stage One - Finding out about the problem. In stage one pupils find out more about spacesuits, how they work and why people need them to survive. They also find out more about the challenge to test a series of materials to assess their suitability to be used as part...
Launched in 2009, The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the UK’s biggest single science and engineering experience for young people. The Big Bang LessonIn 2010 Professor Brian Cox, physicist and presenter of television series such as The ‘Wonders of the Solar System’, visited Springfield...
A Catalyst article describing how new materials can be designed by studying natural materials and how they work. In particular the development of Velcro, military fabric, swimwear and waterproofing is looked at. These products were developed by scientific study of natural products such as plant burrs, pinecones,...
This book looks at several aspects of fibres and fabrics:
* Examining fibres
* Burning fibres
* Making fibres
* The strength of fibres
* The wear of fabrics
* Fabrics as insulators
* Fabric brighteners
Fibres and Fabrics was one of the...
This book looks at the following aspects of dyes:
*Mordants and fastness
*Making and testing dyes
*Uses of dyes
Dyes and Dyeing was one of the Science at Work series. All the booklets in the series were highly illustrated with practical...
This Topic Brief was published as part of the ASE’s LAMP Project. This unit was developed from work carried out with non-academic boys and girls in the age range 14 to 16 years. It was tried with some success on groups of between 12 and 15 in an urban comprehensive school of 1750 pupils. The average reading age of...
This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities which investigate dyes and dyeing.
2. Vegetable dyes
3. Fastness of dyes
4. Mineral dyes
5. Synthetic dyes - development of the industry
6. Synthetic dyes - preparation
7. Synthetic dyes -...
This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical experiments which investigate the inherent properties of many natural and artificial fibres. It also considers methods of modifying and finishing older fabrics to add some of the properties that synthetic materials offer.
The resource includes...