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How wool is made. The process from sheep's fleece to woollen scarf.

How wool is made. The process from sheep's fleece to woollen scarf.
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Key Info
  • How wool is made. The process from sheep's fleece to woollen scarf.
  • Duration: 10:29
  • Two children visit a wool factory to find out how a sheep’s fleece is turned into woollen scarves. We meet the children as they come into the classroom from the playground wearing coats and scarves. An animated cat named Curious Cat asks the children if they would like to find out how woollen scarves are made. The children watch some archive footage of a farm and see sheep being sheared. Next they visit a wool factory where an expert shows them fleeces arriving from the farms, being sorted, washed, dried, carded and spun into yarn. Finally the children finger knit their own scarves before returning to the classroom to tell Curious cat what they have learnt.First broadcast on BBC Learning Zone in March 2012 as part of the series Curious Cat's Science.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Changing Materials: Irreversible Change

  • Keywords: Wool, woolly, fleece, shearing, carding wool, spinning, yarn, sheep, lamb, washing wool, scouring, farm, farmer, material, twisting, CuriousCatsScience, woollen.
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful for learning more about wool. With clear descriptions about wool products in the classroom, it could be useful when first learning about where wool comes from and how a sheep's fleece is turned into a woolly scarf. Useful for learning about materials and changes in materials and the application of science.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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