Setting the Stage
Introduce the photo essay by asking students to think about the clothing they wear. Do they know what types of fabric their clothing is made of? Ask students what they know about natural and synthetic fabrics. Natural fabrics are made from fibers that come from an animal or vegetable. Scientists invented synthetics. Ask students to bring to class one sample of a natural fabric and one sample of a synthetic fabric.
Some natural fabrics include:
Some synthetic fabrics include: