Yarn Spindle


  • Working Principle:  Untwisted fibre hairs slide past one another but add a twist and they lock together.
  • Product Material:  Wood and cotton
  • Dimensions: height-19 cm, ring base diameter-6.5 cm
  • Age: 11 years
  • Class/Grade: 6th
  • Category: Physics
  • Resource: Common


The aim of this experiment is to depict how a drop spindle can be used to spin fibre into yarn. We also study the relation between thickness of the cotton wick and strength of the yarn produced from it.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Doing this fun activity, a child will learn about the advances made in the field of cloth making
  2. Gives a child an idea about the basics of fibre making
  3. Correlation between theory and practical becomes easier
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