Quick summary: Students collect data about their personal and family water use. They use their data to identify where water consumption could be reduced.
- Students understand the amount of water required for different activities varies greatly.
- Students will collect data showing which activities require the most water.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 Mathematics
- Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey (ACMSP118)
- Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area,volume, capacity and mass (ACMMG108)
Year 5 Science
- Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087)
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
- Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104)
Year levels: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor/Outdoor
Time required: N/A – This activity should be set as homework or set over the period of one whole day (possibly a weekend).
Learning areas addressed: Mathematics.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Assist students in analysing their water usage and participate in activity if really keen!
Resources required: Printed worksheet and writing materials.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity should be set as homework or set over the period of one whole day, which will need to be a weekend or holiday when everyone is more likely to be at home.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.