Year 2 Science

The LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 2 students to investigate the lifecycle of sheep.

The following curriculum-based resource packages include a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets and websites.

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

The lifecycle of sheep

Strand: Science Understanding

Substrand: Biological sciences

Content code: ACSSU030

Content description: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves


Strand: Science as a Human Endeavour

Substrand: Nature and development of science:

Content code: ACSHE021

Content description: Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events.


Strand: Science as a Human Endeavour

Substrand: Use and influence of science:

Content code: ACSHE022

Content description: People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things


Strand: Science Inquiry Skills

Content codes: ACSIS024, ACSIS025, ACSIS026, ACSIS027, ACSIS212, ACSIS213, ACSIS029

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 Year 2 Science curriculum.

Students can investigate the following resources to help them represent personal growth and changes from birth (ACSSU030), recognise that living things, such as sheep, have predictable characteristics at different stages of development (ACSSU030), explore different characteristics of life stages of sheep (ACSSU030), observe that sheep have offspring, with two parents (ACSSU030), identify the ways humans manage and protect resources, such as farmland water supplies (ACSHE022), recognise that many living things, such as sheep, rely on resources that may be threatened, such as water and land, and that science understanding can contribute to the preservation of such resources (ACSHE022).


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

Primary Factsheets