Different types of feet

Sheep mostly graze during the early morning and the evening and can walk many kilometres as they graze. Instead of soft feet with five toes (like humans) sheep are cloven-hooved (a hard hoof split into two toes), which allows them to walk for long distances grazing over rough terrain. 

The focus of this lesson is to link external features such as feet to the environment in which an animal lives.

During the lesson students will have the opportunity to:

  • explore and make observations about a range of animals’ feet
  • discuss the different purposes of different types of feet
  • sort information and classify objects based on easily observable
  • characteristics with teacher guidance.

Links to the Australian Curriculum

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS027)
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS029)