Basic Sources of Materials

  • Every item around us is made of different material. These materials come from different sources and have different material properties. The type of material  chosen to create something is important in order to ensure that the object created works well and serves its purpose
8.1  Basic Sources of Materials
  • There are various objects used in our daily lives that are made of basic resources such as plants, animals, petroleum and rocks.
Sources Materials Objects
Rubber trees Rubber
  • Tyres
  • Rubber gloves
Logs Wood
  • Wooden cupboard
  • Wooden char
Cotton plants Cotton
  • Clothes
  • Towels
Sheeps Wool
  • Woolen cap
  • Sweater
Cows Cow skin
  • Leather shoes
  • Leather sofa
Silkworms Silk cocoon
  • Silk clothes
  • Silk neck ties
  • Plastic
  • Synthetic clothes
  • Plastic bag
  • Plastic bottle
  • Raincoat
  • Tent
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Gold necklace
  • Pewter objects
  • Coins
  • Clay
  • Sand
  • Seramic bowl
  • Bricks
  • Mirror
  • Glass bottle