Activity Introduction

Quick summary: By the end of the activity students will be able to explain how water bottles and other drink containers should be used so that germs aren’t spread.

Key lessons and understandings of activity:

  • Water and other drink containers should be kept clean and never shared with other children.

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 1 English

  •  Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656)
  • Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661)

Year 1 Science

  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)

Year 2 English

  • Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others’ ideas in discussions (ACELY1666)
  • Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671)

Year 2 Science

  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)

Syllabus outcomesST1-4WSEN1-1A, EN1-2A.

Topic: Water

Year levels: 1 and 2

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

Time required: 15 mins

Learning areas addressed: Science, Health and Physical Education.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead the students in a class discussion about water bottle use.

Resources required: Example of a reusable water bottle.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation


Drinking water is essential to staying alive. Drinking adequate water is needed to keep us healthy. Children have already formed a range of habits when it comes to drinking water. These habits change as they get older. Encouraging children to drink water on a regular basis is a very good habit.

Fortunately, the majority of Australians can access the highest quality of clean water from their taps. It is doubtful whether the quality of purchased bottle water is of a higher quality.


Show students a reusable water bottle. Ask students:

1. What it is and what it is used for.

2. How many they have.

3. Their favourite water bottle.

Ask a student to come out to demonstrate the following. The rest of the class can have input:

  • How the student would feel after 12 hours without anything to drink
  • What they might be doing without a drink after 2 days
  • What might happen to them without anything to drink after a week.

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