Quick summary: In this activity students investigate the number of water sources around their school. Students begin by suggesting ways they use water at their school and where the water comes from for these activities (i.e. taps, drinking fountains etc). Students then take a walk around the school grounds and mark on a map of the school all these sources of water. Finally, students work in groups to make water saving posters for these water sources.
NOTE: Although this activity has been created in support of the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic program you will not meet the data goals of the program through this activity.
This activity has been created to give younger students – for whom the official water audit would be too complex – an opportunity to participate in the water component of the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic program. To gain accreditation your school will still need to complete the more complex water audit.
Australian Curriculum Links:
Cross curriculum priorities
Sustainability – OI.1 – The biosphere is a dynamic system providing conditions that sustain life on Earth.
Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking
Explicit content description
Science Year 1
Mathematics Year 1
Geography Year 1
Science Year 2
Geography Year 2
Science Year 3
Geography Year 3
Geography Year 4
Connecting lessons: Stormwater audit
Resources required: Hard copy map of your school (your school map have one you can copy or print from Google Maps), poster making materials.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Keywords: Water, audit, school, waste, rubbish, taps, drinking fountains, toilets.
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