Baa Baa Black Sheep

A WebQuest for Grades 1 - 2,WebQuest Agricultural Series
by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University


Baa Baa Black Sheep,
Have you any wool.
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

You probably know this poem well. Your task in this WebQuest is to learn about sheep and wool. Are there really black sheep? How big is a bag of wool? You will answer these and other questions.

Learn about sheep by visiting a farm on the internet. By visiting the farm you will learn about what sheep eat, how they are sheared, what happens to the wool, how fast a sheep grows, how sheep are taken to fairs and what wintertime is like on the sheep farm. Watch some short videos about sheep. Work some sheep math problems. Write a poem about sheep.

Step 1: Take an internet field trip to a sheep farm. What did you like best about the field trip?

Step 2: Watch a video that shows sheep shearing. How long did it take the shearer to shear the sheep?

Step 3: Watch a video that shows sheep eating grain. Name one grain that a sheep eats.

Step 4: Click here to read a story about lost lambs.

Step 5: Work some math problems about sheep and wool.

Step 6: Write a Cinquain poem about some of the white sheep and colored sheep that you saw on the sheep farm internet tour.

Step 7: Have some fun coloring a sheep picture on your computer.

We are glad that you learned about wool and sheep.





Points possible

Points earned


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This WebQuest was created by teachers participating in Missouri's Agriculture in the Classroom program at Missouri State University through a USDA grant.  The template on this site was adapted from a template from The WebQuest Page and the original was designed by Dr. Lyndon Irwin.  Assistance for this project was provided by Mrs. Barbara Irwin, M.S. and Mrs. Diane Olson, M.S.

Teachers are encouraged to adapt this lesson for classroom use only.  No part of this publication may be transmitted, stored, recorded or published in any form without written permission from Missouri Farm Bureau. This page was developed by Lyndon Irwin, reviewed by Lyndon and the late Barbara Irwin and is maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau.

Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.