Super Scientists

In our science lesson we were learning about an important inventor and chemist called Charles Macintosh. He was born in Scotland in 1766 and invented waterproofing materials by joining two sheets of fabric together with his solution and allowing them to dry.

How do you think your waterproof raincoat or mac got its name?

We tested a number of different materials including felt, foil, cling film and paper towel to see which would be most suitable when choosing a waterproof material. Can you guess which was the most waterproof?