Thursday, November 9, 2017

Materially Speaking

In Science with Mrs.W this term, the children been learning about fabrics.

We've found out that materials/fabrics are made of fibres.
Some fibres are natural, such as wool, cotton and flax.
(See our learning about flax here)

Some fibres are man-made, such as nylon.
Fibres can be spun into yarns, and yarns can be woven or knitted into fabric.

Sheep's wool can be spun into yarn.

We explored a range of fabrics, looking at properties, and sorting into groups.

We did some investigations.
Some fabrics are easier to rip than others.
Some are more absorbent - that means that they soak up liquid.

Over the next few weeks we will be using our learning as we work on a technology challenge!