Quick summary: Through class discussion and independent exercises, students explore some of the big environmental issues associated with the current trend of drinking bottled water, and learn that tap water is a safe, tasty, environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to bottled water.
- Students recognise relationship between bottled water and social behaviour and identify environmental impacts of bottled water.
- Students communicate effectively in fair and considered class-wide discussion on issues.
- Students demonstrate the ability to read, evaluate and interpret information about the issues.
- Students communicate lessons from activity through art or literacy exercises (extension).
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 Science
- Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)
- Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims (ACSIS132)
Year 7 English
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas (ACELY1725)
Year 8 Science
- Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)
- Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims (ACSIS234)
Year 8 English
- Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate (ACELY1736)
Year levels: 7 and 8
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, and writing materials.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.