Year levels: 9 and 10
Activity details: Students examine websites produced by government, water companies and water authorities responsible for supplying water for their area. Using a number of criteria, they compare and evaluate how effective the websites are at helping and encouraging people to not waste water.
Learning goals for this activity include:
1. Develop criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of a website to communicate water conservation strategies.
2. Compare the effectiveness of different websites.
3. Distinguish between business or government marketing and branding and effective water education programs.
4. Describe what is in a good water education program.
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 50 mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography, ICT, Civics and citizenship.
Teacher input: Assist students with research and engage students in a discussion around their results.
Resources needed: Internet and writing materials.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity can be partly done as homework.