Through class discussion and independent exercises, students explore some of the big environmental issues associated with the current trend of drinking bottled water, and learn that tap water is a safe, tasty, environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to bottled water.
- recognise relationship between bottled water and social behaviour and identify environmental impacts of bottled water.
- communicate effectively in fair and considered class-wide discussion on issues.
- demonstrate the ability to read, evaluate and interpret information about the issues.
- communicate lessons from activity through art or literacy exercises (extension).
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 Science:
- Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)
- Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims (ACSIS132)
Year 7 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)
Year 8 Science:
- Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)
- Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims (ACSIS234)
Year 8 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)
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 20 mins
Learning areas addressed: English, Geography, Health and Physical Education.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in a discussion around bottled water.
- Internet access
- Writing materials
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