Design & Technologies

Sustainable wool production

The Learn About Wool resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 5 and 6 students to explore how wool is produced in carefully managed environments to ensure a balance between production and long-term environmental sustainability.

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

Links with the Australian Curriculum

Students can investigate the following resources to help them sequence the process of converting raw wool into a product suitable for retail sale, that is, the ‘paddock to plate’ supply chain, or when making yarn or fabric from wool, and investigate the use of technologies including digital technologies in the production of food and fibre.

Knowledge and understanding | Design & technologies

Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

Processes and productions skills | Design & technologies

Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken (ACTDEP024, ACTDEP025, ACTDEP026, ACTDEP027, ACTDEP028)

Note: There is an opportunity for cross-curricular activities to be carried out with the Year 5 Geography curriculum strand

Knowledge and understanding | Geography

The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place (ACHGK028)