The lifecycle of sheep

The Learn About Wool resources provide the ideal opportunity for students to investigate the Year 4 Science curriculum.

Students can explore the resources listed at the side this page to help them better understand the lifecycle of sheep and the factors that affect and impact on the wellbeing of sheep in a farming system.

Links with the Australian Curriculum

An investigation into the lifecycle of sheep could link to all three strands of the Australian Science Curriculum: Science understanding, Science as a human endeavour and Science inquiry skills as outlined below.

Science understanding | Biological sciences

Living things, have lifecycles (ACSSU072)

Science understanding | Biological sciences

Living things, including plants and animals depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)

Science as human endeavour | Use and influence of science

Science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

Science inquiry skills

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


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.