Activity Introduction

Quick summary: A thinking tool is provided with the familiar six ways of thinking. Suggested questions have been provided to help students review the topic.

Key lessons and understandings of activity:

  • Students use the six ways of thinking to review what they have learned, draw conclusions and think of future action.

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 5 Science

  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE083)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)

Year 6 Science

  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220) 

Syllabus OutcomesST3-7PW, ST3-6PW

Topic: Water

Year levels: 5 and 6

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

Time required: 20 mins

Learning areas addressed: Geography, Health and physical education.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead discussion.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation

Teachers and students may be familiar with six ways of thinking. Use the questions to help student to explore their thinking

Activity

As a class, use these different ways of thinking to explore and expand what students have learnt. 

What students know – What do you know about water? Why do we need clean water?  Where do we get clean water? What environmental impact does buying bottled water have?  

How students feel – How do you feel when farmers are short of water? What is your reaction when water tastes strange? Do you feel people waste their money buying bottled water?

Students are critical thinkers – How difficult is it to make clean water? Why aren’t people preventing this pollution? What are some risks to the environment? What are some health issues for people when they don’t have clean water?

Students find the benefits – How does clean water help people? How will reducing the waste of water help the environment? How will preventing pollution help water

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Student Worksheet

Student worksheet not required for this activity.

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