At the Marist laboratory, the children in Year 6 are keen to see how a burn test and microscopic observation can help distinguish one kind of fibre from another. They talk about their observations and record them.
How did the swatch react to the flame? Which continued to burn after the flame was removed and which tended to self-extinguish? What was left after burning? And how did the fibres of two different textiles compare at 40x magnification?
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