Fashion Show

This Fashion Show lesson plan also includes:

Fabric made from water bottles? Groups determine whether wearing something made out of water bottles is similar to wearing other textiles by comparing fabric samples based on their ability to resist wrinkling, heat, stains, and other properties. Using the data, groups try to identify a mystery material. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a seamstress to come talk to the class about the difference in clothing materials
  • Research how plastics are recycled into fabric
Classroom Considerations

  • Collect fabric samples that are natural, synthetic, and recycled
  • The fourth in a series of six recycling activities

  • The activity sheet provides suggestions on how to test the fabric samples
  • Contains a data collection sheet to record the test results

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