Year 3 Science

The LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 3 students to investigate sheep in the context of the observable features and characteristics that make up living things.

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

These resources have been compiled to help teachers use the Australian wool industry to teach Year 3 Science in an engaging and educational way that meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

Sheep are living things

Strand: Science Understanding

Substrand: Biological sciences

Content code: ACSSU044

Content description: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.


Strand: Science Inquiry Skills

Content codes: ACSIS053, ACSIS215, ACSIS060

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 3 Science curriculum.

Students can investigate the following resources to help them recognise characteristics of living things such as growing, moving, sensitivity and reproduction, using sheep as an example (ACSSU044), recognise a range of different living things, sort living and non-living things based on characteristics (ACSSU044), explore differences between living, once living and products of living things, such as wool (ACSSU044).


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