Map the water use

Map the water use

Lesson 6 of 14 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Water
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity students map the water use of their school or home, establishing where water is used or wasted and what quality of water is needed in various points to meet the needs of the water use at that particular point.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • recognise the variety of ways and places water is used in domestic settings.
  • prepare maps based on domestic water use.
  • communicate effectively in fair and considered class-wide discussion on issues.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions:

Year 7 science:

  • Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS130)
  • Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE121)

Year 7 Mathematics:

  • Identify and investigate issues involving numerical data collected from primary and secondary sources (ACMSP169)

Year 8 Science:

  • Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS145)
  • Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)

Year 8 Mathematics:

  • Investigate techniques for collecting data, including census, sampling and observation (ACMSP284)

Syllabus OutcomesSC4-13ES, SC4-7WS

Year levels: 7 and 8

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor/Outdoor

Time required: 45+ mins. Parts of this activity can be completed or set as homework.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in class discussion around water, assist students with assessment of water use.

Resources required

  • Art and writing materials
  • Printed student worksheet

Additional info

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