Quick summary: Through class discussion, independent art and literacy exercises students are asked to think about the environmental and health consequences of water choices and decide on their preference for accessing drinking water.
Key lessons and understandings of activity:
- Students use information to make choices about drinking water.
- Students consider personal health issues concerning consumption of water.
- Students use information about the environmental impact of purchased bottled water when considering water choices.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 Science
- Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
Year 3 English
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print, and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1682)
Year 3 Mathematics
- Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000 (ACMNA052)
Year 4 Science
- Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)
Year 4 English
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features (ACELY1694)
Year 4 Mathematics
- Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least tens of thousands (ACMNA072)
Syllabus outcomes: ST2-11LW, EN2-2A, MA2‑1WM, MA2‑2WM, MA2‑3WM, MA2‑4NA.
Year levels: 3 and 4
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 20 mins
Learning areas addressed: English, Geography, Health and physical education
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in a discussion around bottled water.
Resources required: Internet access, art and writing materials, an example of purchase bottled water and a reusable drinking bottle.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity includes opportunities for extension.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.