Dress for Success

Dressing for success is not always about looking sharp. Sometimes it is about staying warm and dry. Present your class with an activity that challenges groups of pupils to design a layered material for blizzard conditions. The teams test different combinations of materials in simulated environments to determine the best combination for their prototype. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • After the groups determine their new material, have them design clothing using that material
Classroom Considerations

  • Gather several different types of material swatches
  • Set up a testing area for the groups to test their materials
  • The second part in a 12-part series

  • The testing protocols are open to allow for the groups to determine the best way to test the fabrics
  • The worksheet comes in a .doc format in case you want to make edits to the procedure

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