This Why Is Cotton in Everything? video also includes:
Imagine wearing a suit of armor made of quilted cotton. Inca warriors did and found it very effective. Viewers of a fascinating video learn about how the growth of cotton cells makes this plant so strong and versatile. Also included in the resource is a comprehension check, links to related materials, and a discussion question.
- After reading Brian Resnick's article on synthetic fibers and microplastic pollution, have class members check and chart the fiber content of their clothing
- Headphones for individuals will decrease the noise level if viewing the video at different times in the classroom
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- The links in the "Dig Deeper" section include considerations of sustainability and the treatment of workers who produce cotton garments