How Are Sheep Connected to Seaweed?

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How Are Sheep Connected to Seaweed?

Thursday 16th March 11:00AM – 11:45AM

Join us on a journey from the depths of the English Channel to a NASA space craft to discover why wool is a material worthy of royal approval.

We’ll be learning about properties of materials while discovering where wool comes from, witnessing a live sheep shearing and meeting the scientists who are inventing innovative new ways that wool can solve a huge range of real-life problems.

Lesson Guide

Learning Objectives
  • To compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties
  • To give reasons for the particular uses of everyday materials
Before the Lesson

Prepare your students to take part in the live lesson by asking them to think about questions they would like to ask our expert speaker. You can even record your best ones and submit them using the button at the top of the page.

Don’t worry, there will be plenty more opportunities to submit your questions during the lesson too.

If you would like your school name to feature in the end credits, you can submit your request here. 

After the Lesson

Extend your students’ learning with these activities. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on @NFUEducation on Twitter and Instagram!

The Stars of The Show!

Jennie Devine

NFU Education


Joshua Payne

Chief Education



Children engaging from

all over the world!

Susie Parish



Emma Boyles

Sheep Farmer

Owner Grey Sheep Co

Kate Drury

Wool Innovator

The Sustainable Rope Company

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