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The worksheets on this page will help young people understand the science of textiles. 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
Bright colourful rolled up textiles

Science of Materials - KS3-4 Textiles

An assessment quiz to accompany our KS3-4 lesson plan about textiles, where students find out about how long different textiles can last.

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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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How old are the world's oldest trousers?

(Fact: They were made of linen and found in China.)

Image of brown old trousers on display

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What is polyester fleece made from?


Pile of folded Clothes

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When was polyester invented?

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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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What can you do to reduce clothes waste? (Select all correct answers)

Young people holding a pencil made from denim and a piece of denim material

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