Quick summary: Small groups of students identify the consequences of no water for different aspects of Australia’s economy, way of life and the environment. They bring their information together and discuss the big picture.
- Students understand different parts of the Australian economy depend on water in different ways and there are serious consequences when water is not available.
- Students learn that the lack of water has a serious impact on waterways and its ecology.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 Science
- People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions (ACSHE160)
Year 9 English
- Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways (ACELY1740)
Year 10 Science
- People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions (ACSHE194)
Year 10 English
- Identify and explore the purposes and effects of different text structures and language features of spoken texts, and use this knowledge to create purposeful texts that inform, persuade and engage (ACELY1750)
Year levels: 9 and 10
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 45 mins. Please note this activity can be extended over several lessons if time permits.
Learning areas addressed: Science, Geography.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Assist students with research and engage students in a discussion around their results.
Resources required: Internet, writing materials and a hard copy of the Consequences Wheel Template Student Worksheet.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: water, group, consequence, wheel, industry, thinking tool.
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