On-farm food chains

The Learn About Wool resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 7 students to gain an appreciation of the ways in which 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 package includes a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets, websites, age-appropriate video-clips and publications.

A range of Learn About Wool (primary and secondary) factsheets is available to meet the needs of a wide range of students, and can be accessed from this site.

Links with the Australian Curriculum

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

Science understanding | Biological sciences

Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions (ACSSU112)

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 (ACSHE120)

Science as a human endeavour | Use and influence of science

People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations (ACSHE136)

Science inquiry skills

Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken (ACSIS124, ACSIS125, ACSIS126, ACSIS129, ACSIS130, ACSIS131, ACSIS132, ACSIS133)