School water saving tips

Quick summary: Students examine how water is used in the school. They identify how it is used, ways it might be wasted and their tip or tips for reducing the waste of water. Learning goals: Students collect data about water use in the school. Students distinguish between appropriate water use...

Blog – What happened to saving water?

Remember the big drought we had from 1997 – 2009? More than 85% of Australians were on water restrictions. Some of us even stopped watering our concrete driveways. Thankfully the rains have returned for now, but they seemed to have washed away our efforts around saving water. Most of our drinking...

Using and Saving Water at School

Source: Melbourne Water Australia is one of the driest continents on earth and yet we are one of the highest consumers of water per person. Find out what you can do save and reuse water in your school: 1. Collect excess water and use it wisely Place ice cream containers under school water founta...

More about Water – Saving and Using

‘In an age when we have forgotten our origins and are blind even to our most essential needs for survival, water, along with other resources, has become the victim of our indifference.’ Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring Consider for a moment the recent global study by international water...

Saving water

Quick summary: Students design stickers for home and a poster for school to remind people not to waste water. Key lessons and understandings of activity: Design a communication product that prompts people’s memory about their water use. Australian Curriculum Mapping Content descriptions:...

A fine balance: saving Australia’s unique wildlife in a contested land

The Brigalow Belt in Queensland is a national hotspot for wildlife, especially for birds and reptiles. Many of these, such as the black-throated finch, golden-tailed gecko and brigalow scaly-foot are found nowhere else in the world. But the region is also one of the most transformed and contested a...

Create an Energy Saving Alphabet

Quick summary: Students investigate energy saving tips by looking at what things in their classroom use energy and how these things could be used less. Students are then each assigned a letter of the alphabet and are asked to create a poster of an energy saving tip starting with this letter. Posters...

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