Students bring all their investigations together and build a proposed water policy for their school. If the school has a water policy they review the policy and report on how effective it is and what amendments are required.
- develop a draft policy that will lead to the school using less water.
- produce a communication tool to present the draft policy.
- identify how the school can solve water related issues that is part of all of society’s responsibility.
- provide evidence of the existing problems.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 Science:
- Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)
- 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:
- Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS148)
- Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluateclaims (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)
Time required: 60 + mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead discussion.
- Computer equipment
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