Why Don’t Sheep Shrink In The Rain?

Sheep wear their wool through rain, wind, and snow without harm; our sweaters don't share the same fate! Watch the video explanation of the make-up of wool and how the harsh washer and dryer environment affects it. Pupils learn that wool has specific characteristics that cause changes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in a sample of sheep wool and other animal fur or hair for pupils to investigate
  • Discuss how wool is a benefit to sheep
Classroom Considerations
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  • Provides closed captioning in three languages as well as an auto-translate option with many additional languages
  • Images help to describe the characteristics of wool
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