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KS2 Linen

Unit 2 - Uses of Linen

Linen at war

Use the links below to discover how linen was used to cover aircraft during the Second World War.  Discuss the meaning of the word ‘malleable’. Why is this a good property for a covering material? Ask pupils to find out what materials are used to cover modern aircraft. What are the similarities and differences between linen and these materials?

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