Year 7 Science

The LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 7 students to gain an appreciation for differences between groups of organisms and identify the subtle similarities that allow them to be organised.

Wool production provides a relevant context for the way humans and animals interact within food chains and webs. It also illustrates the impact of science on the understanding and management of these delicate systems.

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

These resources have been compiled to help teachers use the Australian wool industry to teach Year 7 Science in an engaging and educational way that meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

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Classification

Strand: Science Understanding

Substrand: Biological Science

Content code: ACSSU111

Content description: There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity.

 

Strand: Science Inquiry Skills

Content codes: ACSIS124, ACSIS125, ACSIS126, ACSIS129, ACSIS130, ACSIS131, ACSIS132, ACSIS133

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

Overview

The following package of resources uses the Australian wool industry to help you meet the requirements of the Year 7 Science curriculum.

Students can investigate the following resources to help them: consider the reasons for classifying, such as identification and communication (ACSSU111), group a variety of organisms on the basis of similarities and differences in particular features (ACSSU111), classify using hierarchical systems such as kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species (ACSSU111).

Resources

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

Secondary Factsheets

On-farm food chains

Strand: Science Understanding

Substrand: Biological Science

Content code: ACSSU112

Content description: Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions.

 

Strand: Science as a Human Endeavour

Substrand: Use and influence of science

Content code: ACSHE120

Content description: 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.

 

Strand: Science as a Human Endeavour

Substrand: Use and influence of science

Content code: ACSHE224

Content description: People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations.

 

Strand: Science Inquiry Skills

Content codes: ACSIS124, ACSIS125, ACSIS126, ACSIS129, ACSIS130, ACSIS131, ACSIS132, ACSIS133

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

Overview

The following package of resources uses the Australian wool industry to help you meet the requirements of the Year 7 Science curriculum.

Students can investigate the following resources to help them: use food chains to show feeding relationships in a habitat (ACSSU112), construct and interpret food webs to show relationships between organisms in an environment (ACSSU112), investigate the effect of human activity on local habitats, such as wool production (ACSSU112), explore how living things can cause changes to their environment and impact other living things. (ACSSU112), consider how human activity in the community can have positive and negative effects on the sustainability of ecosystems. (ACSHE120), consider how seasonal changes affect people in a variety of activities such as wool production. (ACSHE224).

Resources

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

Secondary Factsheets