Sheep are living things

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 package includes a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets, posters and age-appropriate video clips.

Links with the Australian Curriculum

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

Science understanding | Biological sciences

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)

Science inquiry skills

Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken (ACSIS053, ACSIS215, ACSIS060)


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.