Properties of wool

The Learn About Wool resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 4 students to investigate the properties of wool in order to determine what makes wool the ideal fibre for use in a wide range of everyday products.

The following curriculum-based resource package includes a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets, poster, videos and website.

Hard-copy Learn About Wool factsheets are also available by contacting teacherskit@wool.com

Links with the Australian Curriculum

Students can investigate the following resources to help them describe a range of common materials and their uses (e.g. wool), investigate a particular property (e.g. flammability) across a range of materials, select materials for uses based on their properties, consider how the properties of materials affect the management of waste or can lead to pollution.

Science Understanding | Chemical science

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074).

Science Inquiry Skills

Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken (ACSIS064, ACSIS065, ACSIS066, ACSIS068, ACSIS216, ACSIS069, ACSIS071).