Materials List: Focus on Fabrics:
Putting Materials to Good Use

Each group needs:

  • one 8" x 6" sample of six types of fabrics. Provide the following natural fabrics to test: cotton, linen, silk. Provide the following synthetic fabrics: polyester, nylon, rayon. Use a permanent marker to write the fabric name on each sample.
  • balance, either a beam balance or an electronic balance accurate to 0.01g.
  • watch with a second hand
  • 250ml beaker
  • ½ teaspoon
  • scissors
  • paper towels
  • Worksheet A: Lab Instruction Sheet
  • Worksheet B: Strength Test Diagram
  • Worksheet C: Characteristics of Fabrics