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Properties of Fibers and Fabrics

Properties of Fibers and Fabrics

This learning activity tests the strength of fibers and fabrics: specifically, threads, string and yarn made from a variety of materials. The experiment will demonstrate the particular properties of different fibers and fabrics and the differences between natural and synthetic fibers. This activity would be suitable for high school and introductory college undergraduate students. The lesson should take two class periods to complete in full. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be downloaded in PDF format.


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