Wool Ewe Keep Me Warm?

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Grades 4-7 (DVD 27 min.)

What is wool and where does it come from? How does it get from the sheep to the sweater? Why do shepherds use dogs to herd sheep? Why have sheep been important to humans since prehistoric times? These questions and many more are answered for "ewe" in this show about wool production and processing. Chemistry, animal behavior, history, and physiology are featured. Journey through the creative industrial process that brings us wool clothing, blankets, and other products, and take a trip to the state fair to see many different breeds of sheep and learn how to shear.

Lesson plans associated with this video can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.

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