Foundation Year – Year 2
Design and Technologies

The LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources provide an ideal opportunity for Foundation Year – Year 2 students to investigate how sheep are managed for fibre production.

The following curriculum-based resource packages include a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets and posters, websites, and age-appropriate YouTube video clips.

These resources have been compiled to help teachers use the Australian wool industry to teach Foundation Year – Year 2 Design and Technologies in an engaging and educational way that meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

Fibre production

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

Content code: ACTDEK003

Content description: Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating.


Strand: Processes and production skills

Content code: ACTDEP005 – ACTDEP009

Content description: Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken.


The following package of resources uses the Australian wool industry to help you meet the requirements of the Foundation Year Science curriculum.

Students can investigate the following resources to help them: explore how sheep can provide meat for food and wool for clothing (ACTDEK003), explore the basic needs of sheep, identify products that can be designed and produced from wool (ACTDEK003).


Click on an image below to view the relevant resource. All PDFs can be saved for use in the classroom; either on individual computers, laptops and tablets or smartboards, or they can be reproduced as hard-copy handouts.

Learn About Wool kit

Full set of Primary Factsheets

Wool processing posters

Product samples

Samples of raw and processed fibre, yarn and fabric are included in the hard copy version of the Learn About Wool kit, which is available upon request by contacting


Online publication

Beyond the Bale

Beyond the Bale (BtB) is a quarterly Australian wool industry publication covering all aspects of the wool pipeline, from farm to fashion. BtB is freely available upon subscription as both a hard-copy or digital publication.