Quick summary: Through a classroom demonstration, students will calculate the percentage of fresh water available for human use and explain why water is a limited resource.
We’ve taken elements of this lesson and adapted them for remote learning. You can find this activity here.
- Students recognise the limited quantity of fresh water available for all life on Earth.
- Students will work collaboratively and fairly in problem solving activities.
- Students demonstrate ability to use models to explain or demonstrate a concept.
- Students communicate effectively in fair and considered class-wide discussion on issues.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 Mathematics
- Investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator (ACMNA103)
- Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass (ACMMG108)
Year 5 Science
- With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS231)
Year 6 Mathematics
- Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators (ACMNA126)
- Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement (ACMMG138)
Year 6 Science
- With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS232)
Syllabus Outcomes: ST3-4WS, MA3-11MG, MA3‑1WM, MA3‑2WM, MA3‑3WM, MA3‑7NA, MA3‑7NA.
Year levels: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 45 mins.
Learning areas addressed: Science, Geography.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in activities and ask questions throughout the activities.
Resources required: 2 colours of construction paper, sheets of white paper, markers, globe or world map, water, 1000ml beaker, 100ml beaker or container, measuring jug, small cylinder dish, salt, freezer or an ice bucket, eyedroppers or glass stirring rod, small metal bucket.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.