Preschool (Year 3-4) - language and exploration of the real world
Give the kids a piece of wool to hold in their hands and talk while playing with the wool...in soapy water, on the floor, in the air, etc. What does wool sound like? When you drop it? When you roll it? What does wool feel like? When you squeeze it? When you kiss it? What does wool smell like? When it's dry? When it's wet?
Kindergarten (Year 5) - super-powered characters and adventures
Ask the students to answer each of these questions and draw the answer...focus on simple lines that express the idea and highlight the material's properties. Where does wool come from? How is it made? What can you make with it? What can wool do? Does wool have a super-power? When does wool need help? Would you want to be friends with wool? What would you do together?
1st Grade (Year 6-7) - material properties and early science concepts
Ask the students to pick one of these questions and write a story...inspired the the material's superpower or weakness. Is wool...faster than the clouds? Is wool...stronger than rain? Is wool...lighter than air? Is wool...heavier than the sun? Is wool...louder than ice? Is wool...softer than rocks? And why?