Welcome to the LEARN ABOUT WOOL website.

Developed by Australian Wool Innovation, in conjunction with Australian teachers, the LEARN ABOUT WOOL online resources have been developed with the F-10 component of the Australian Curriculum in mind. This flexible and interactive range of resources can be easily incorporated into everyday classroom activities and support the development of students in line with curriculum guidelines across key content areas, including science, history, geography, design and technologies, and business and economics.

The LEARN ABOUT WOOL website has been designed so teachers can search for resources by Year level and content area.

Hard-copy LEARN ABOUT WOOL fact sheets, posters, yarn, fibre and fabric samples are also available, for schools only – please contact teacherskit@wool.com. Please note we distribute one kit per school.

 

 

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Content Code Resource Link Year Subject Strand / Substand Content Description
ACSSU002 The needs of living things Foundation Year Science Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things have basic needs, including food and water.
ACSIS014, ACSIS233, ACSIS012 The needs of living things Foundation Year Science Science inquiry skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU003 The properties of wool Foundation Year Science Science Understanding / Chemical sciences Objects are made of materials that have observable properties.
ACSHE013 The properties of wool Foundation Year Science Science as a human endeavour / Nature and development of science Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses.
ACSIS014, ACSIS233, ACSIS012 The properties of wool Foundation Year Science Science inquiry skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK003 Fibre production Foundation Year Design & Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating.
ACTDEP005 - ACTDEP009 Fibre production Foundation Year Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU017 The external features of living things Year 1 Science Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things have a variety of external features.
ACSHE021 The external features of living things Year 1 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things.
ACSIS024, ACSIS025, ACSIS026, ACSIS027, ACSIS212, ACSIS213, ACSIS029 The external features of living things Year 1 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU018 Wool processing Year 1 Science Science Understanding / Chemical sciences Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways.
ACHGK005 Farming - a managed landscape Year 1 Geography Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for.
ACHGK007 Farming - a managed landscape Year 1 Geography Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The ways the activities located in a place create its distinctive features.
ACHGS007 - ACHGS012 Farming - a managed landscape Year 1 Geography Geographical Inquiry and Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK003 Fibre production Year 1 Design & Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating.
ACTDEP005 - ACTDEP009 Fibre production Year 1 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU030 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 Science Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselve.
ACSHE021 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events.
ACSHE022 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things.
ACSIS024, ACSIS025, ACSIS026, ACSIS027, ACSIS212, ACSIS213, ACSIS029 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU030 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 History Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves.
ACSHE021 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 History Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events.
ACSHE022 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 History Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things.
ACSIS024, ACSIS025, ACSIS026, ACSIS027, ACSIS212, ACSIS213, ACSIS029 The lifecycle of sheep Year 2 History Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK003 Fibre production Year 2 Design & Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating.
ACTDEP005 - ACTDEP009 Fibre production Year 2 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU044 Sheep are living things Year 3 Science Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.
ACSIS053, ACSIS215, ACSIS060 Sheep are living things Year 3 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK011 he properties of wool Year 3 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a product or system.
ACTDEP014 - ACTDEP018 he properties of wool Year 3 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities to incorporate the full strand, depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU074 he properties of wool Year 3 Design & Technologies Science Understanding / Chemical sciences Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties. These properties can influence their use.
ACTDEK012 Modern wool production Year 3 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies.
ACTDEP014 - ACTDEP018 Modern wool production Year 3 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities to incorporate the full strand, depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU072 The lifecycle of sheep Year 4 Science Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things, have life cycles.
ACSSU073 The lifecycle of sheep Year 4 Science Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things, including plants and animals depend on each other and the environment to survive.
ACSHE062 The lifecycle of sheep Year 4 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions.
ACSIS064, ACSIS065, ACSIS066, ACSIS068, ACSIS216, ACSIS069, ACSIS071 The lifecycle of sheep Year 4 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU074 The properties of wool Year 4 Science Science Understanding / Chemical sciences Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties. These properties can influence their use.
ACSIS064, ACSIS065, ACSIS066, ACSIS068, ACSIS216, ACSIS069, ACSIS071 The properties of wool Year 4 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHHK079 Wool and the First Fleet Year 4 History Historical Knowledge and Understanding / First contacts Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival.
ACHHS081 - ACHHS087 Wool and the First Fleet Year 4 History Historical Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHGK021 Wool production and the environment Year 4 Geography Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment and to people.
ACHGK022 Wool production and the environment Year 4 Geography Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected.
ACTDEK011 he properties of wool Year 4 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a product or system.
ACTDEP014 - ACTDEP018 he properties of wool Year 4 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities to incorporate the full strand, depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU074 he properties of wool Year 4 Design & Technologies Science Understanding / Chemical sciences Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties. These properties can influence their use.
ACTDEK012 Modern wool production Year 4 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies.
ACTDEP014 - ACTDEP018 Modern wool production Year 4 Design & Technologies Design and Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities to incorporate the full strand, depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU043 Natural adaptations Year 5 Science Science Understanding / Biological Science Living things have structural features and adaptations tat help them survive in their environment.
ACSHE217 Natural adaptations Year 5 Science Science as a human endeavour Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions.
ACHHK095 The wool pioneers Year 5 History Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Australian Colonies The impact of a significant development or event on a colony; for example, frontier conflict, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stockade, internal exploration, the advent of rail, the expansion of farming, drought.
ACHHK097 The wool pioneers Year 5 History Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Australian Colonies The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony; for example, explorers, farmers, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, humanitarians, religious and political leaders, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
ACHHS098 - ACHHS106 The wool pioneers Year 5 History Historical Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHGK028 Wool and the land Year 5 Geography Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place.
ACTDEK021 Fibre production Year 5 Design & Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments.
ACTDEP024 - ACTDEP028 Fibre production Year 5 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHGK028 Fibre production Year 5 Design & Technologies Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place.
ACTDEK023 Sustainable resources Year 5 Design & Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use.
ACTDEP024 - ACTDEP028 Sustainable resources Year 5 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK021 Fibre production Year 6 Design & Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments.
ACTDEP024 - ACTDEP028 Fibre production Year 6 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHGK028 Fibre production Year 6 Design & Technologies Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place.
ACTDEK023 Sustainable resources Year 6 Design & Technologies Knowledge and Understanding Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use.
ACTDEP024 - ACTDEP028 Sustainable resources Year 6 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU111 Classification Year 7 Science Science Understanding / Biological Science There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity.
ACSIS124, ACSIS125, ACSIS126, ACSIS129, ACSIS130, ACSIS131, ACSIS132, ACSIS133 Classification Year 7 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU112 On-farm food chains Year 7 Science Science Understanding / Biological Science Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions.
ACSHE120 On-farm food chains Year 7 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations.
ACSHE224 On-farm food chains Year 7 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations.
ACSIS124, ACSIS125, ACSIS126, ACSIS129, ACSIS130, ACSIS131, ACSIS132, ACSIS133 On-farm food chains Year 7 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHEK017 The business of wool Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Knowledge and Understanding The ways consumers and producers respond to and influence each other in the market.
ACHES021 - ACHES026 The business of wool Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Business skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHEK018 Business planning Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Knowledge and Understanding Why and how individuals and businesses plan to achieve short-term and long-term personal, organisational and financial objectives.
ACHES021 - ACHES026 Business planning Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Business skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHEK020 Characteristics of success Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Knowledge and Understanding Characteristics of entrepreneurs and successful businesses.
ACHES021 - ACHES026 Characteristics of success Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Business skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHEK020 Career satisfaction Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Knowledge and Understanding Why individuals work, types of work and how people derive an income.
ACHES021 - ACHES026 Career satisfaction Year 7 Economics & Business Economics and business / Business skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK032 Sustainable fibre production Year 7 Design & Technologies Knowledge and understanding Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable
ACTDEP035 - ACTDEP039 Sustainable fibre production Year 7 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACSSU150 Digestive system Year 8 Science Science Understanding / Biological Science Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce.
ACSHE136 Science supports sustainability Year 8 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management.
ACSHE227 Science supports sustainability Year 8 Science Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations.
ACSIS139, ACSIS140, ACSIS141, ACSIS144, ACSIS145 Science supports sustainability Year 8 Science Science Inquiry Skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK032 Sustainable fibre production Year 8 Design & Technologies Knowledge and understanding Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable
ACTDEP035 - ACTDEP039 Sustainable fibre production Year 8 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHGK061 Biomes and food security Year 9 Geography Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the environmental effects of these alterations.
ACHGS063 - ACHGS071 Biomes and food security Year 9 Geography Geographical Knowledge and Understanding Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHEK041 A competitive advantage Year 9 Economics & Business Economics and business|Knowledge and Understanding How and why businesses seek to create and maintain a competitive advantage in the global market.
ACHES043 - ACHES049 A competitive advantage Year 9 Economics & Business Economics and business / Business skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK044 Sustainable fibre production Year 9 Design & Technologies Knowledge and understanding Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre.
ACTDEP048 - ACTDEP052 Sustainable fibre production Year 9 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACHEK054 Wool business management Year 10 Economics & Business Economics and business / Knowledge and Understanding The ways businesses organise themselves to improve productivity, including the ways they manage their workforce, and how they respond to changing economic conditions.
ACHES043 - ACHES049 Wool business management Year 10 Economics & Business Economics and business / Business skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.
ACTDEK044 Sustainable fibre production Year 10 Design & Technologies Knowledge and understanding Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre.
ACTDEP048 - ACTDEP052 Sustainable fibre production Year 10 Design & Technologies Processes and production skills Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.


 

 

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