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Free D&T interactive on classifying textiles from Boardworks!

Do your KS3 students know their weft from their warp? Find out with our free interactive game!

In the style of Connect 4, this game will test your students’ knowledge of natural and synthetic woven fabrics.

Tap into your class’s competitive side with two teams racing to create a full row by answering enough questions correctly.

This is a fun plenary activity to round off any lesson on fabrics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Free KS3 presentation on food testing!

Introduce your KS3 students to the methods of evaluating food products with our free presentation!

This resource covers sensory tests, paired comparison, and ranking tests as means of gauging testers’ opinions about food products. Engaging discussion questions ensure that your class considers the usefulness and validity of the various tests.

An interactive activity rounds off the presentation, encouraging students to enter the names of products they are reviewing into a table, and then arrange them in order of preference

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Free Textiles activity on reusing and repairing clothes!

Bring out your KS3 students’ creative sides with our free interactive activity on making the best of a garment!

Four items of clothing in need of love and attention will inspire discussion amongst your students.

Should a plain t-shirt be embroidered or given to a charity shop? Do a pair of woolly socks need to be darned or dyed? See if your students have any ideas of their own!

This is an imaginative whole-class activity to encourage your students to view old clothes in a new light

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Structure and design: free activity

Try our free activity on different types of structures!

The activity asks students to look through eight chair designs and describe their structures, providing four useful prompt questions including ‘what methods has the designer used to make it a stable structure?’.

Ideal for whole-class or group discussions, this activity encourages students to think carefully about various design considerations.

 

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Fibres and fabrics: free presentation

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Download your free presentation on weaves and knits

Using illustrative images, the presentation looks at various weaving and knitting methods, including:

• Plain weave
• Satin weave
• Warp knitting
• Weft knitting.

With concise explanations and clear visuals throughout, this presentation is the ideal way to teach your students about different kinds of weaves and knits.

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