VR Tour For Std. 6 Ch. 3: Fiber to Fabric
What's Included in Virtual tour of this chapter
Cotton is a natural fiber that people use to make clothes and other goods. Cotton plants are grown in fields usually at places that have a warm climate and black soil. Ginning of cotton can be defined as the process of separating cotton fibers from cotton seeds. Traditionally, ginning used to be done by hand but these days machines called double roller cotton ginning machines are widely in use. Spinning is the process of constructing yarn from fibers in which fibers from a huge heap of cotton wool are taken out and twisted which brings them together to form a yarn.
Virtual tour 1: What is Cotton?
Cotton is a fiber or hair-like material that people use to make clothes and other goods. Farmers grow cotton in fields, which are then converted into threads and clothes. We will also see that cotton is taken from the plant and is loaded into a truck and sent to the ginning factory. Let us understand in detail what environmental-climates cotton needs to grow in and how it is grown.
Virtual tour 2: The process of Cotton Ginning
After collecting the cotton, let’s move to the second stage in this virtual tour. We will first separate the cotton fibers from cotton seeds. The cleaned cotton is sent to the second plant, where it is compressed and its bundles are sent for spinning. Spinning is the process of producing yarns from the extracted fibers. We will learn in this process how the strands of cotton fibers are twisted together to form yarn.