Activity Introduction

Quick summary: Students design water education posters to be displayed in the school. The theme of the poster is living as part of the water cycle with its major focus on using water sustainably.

Learning goals:

  • Students identify positive personal behaviours and actions relating to water and environmental sustainability.
  • Students will understand how people depend on the water cycle.

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 7 Science

  • Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)

Year 7 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 8 Science

  • Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS148)

Year 8 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) 

Syllabus Outcomes: SC4-9WSEN4-4B

Topic: Water

Year levels: 7 and 8

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor/Outdoor

Time required: 45+ mins, extra time needed for presenting.

Learning areas addressed: Science, The Arts (Visual Arts), Geography.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Assist students with the design and presentation of posters, find a location in the school or community to present posters.

Resources required: Art and writing materials.

Homework and extension opportunities: This activity can be extended over several lessons.

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


'Water, water, water.' There’s so much talk about water. And is it any wonder why? This stuff is amazing! It keeps us alive, and it keeps our planet alive. Without it our lives would be very dull (and dry). We have to be careful with water. Not just about how we use it so we don’t waste it, but also how we use it safely.

Activity outline

In this activity there will be many posters. Each poster can tell a small part of the bigger story:

1. We all depend on the water cycle.

2. We need to use our water resources sustainably.

Ideally each student will choose a slightly different theme. Some examples can include:

  • We only have a limited amount of water to share around.
  • Our rivers need water too.
  • We need to cope with floods and droughts.
  • Every drop we waste could have been used for a better purpose.
  • Wasting water is wasting money.
  • Drink lots of water every day. We need water to keep us healthy.
  • Water is fun! It is a great way to cool dow
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Student Worksheet

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