Bright colourful rolled up textiles

The worksheets on this page will help young people understand the science of textiles at Key stage 2 (8-11 years old). We hope doing these activities will create better scientists and more critical thinkers. We know the wicked problems (complex and difficult issues like climate change and biodiversity loss) we are leaving the next generation will need some innovative thinking to solve them!

Downloadable Worksheets

Created on By Millie Green
Navy blue fleece on a washing line

Science of Materials - KS2 Textiles

An assessment quiz to accompany our KS2 lesson plan about textiles, where students find out about microfibres and learn how to extract them from a fleece.

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What are textiles?

Colourful patterns

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What properties can textiles have? (Select all correct answers)

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What is polyester fleece made from?


Pile of folded Clothes

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What are microplastics?

Child's plastic bucket on beach full of plastic litter

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Where do microplastics and microfibres come from? (Select all correct answers)

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How many microfibres does a polyester fleece produce?

Image of microfibres zoomed in on a white material

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What can you do to reduce microfibres and microplastics?

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