Students choose an area of water use and identify the criteria they would set for monitoring water use and identifying water waste. They compare the type of criteria they would use for different types of water consumption.
- Applying criteria for monitoring water use for different applications.
- Criteria needs to be considered and justified before monitoring activities can be designed.
- Water consumption criteria includes the sustainable use of a renewable resource, the impact on the environment of removing the water, the environmental consequences of the runoff and disposal of water and the substances that is carried with.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Science:
- Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS170)
- Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS172)
Year 9 Mathematics:
- Identify everyday questions and issues involving at least one numerical and at least one categorical variable, and collect data directly from secondary sources (ACMSP228)
Year 10 Science:
- Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS204)
- Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS206)
Year 10 Mathematics:
- Evaluate statistical reports in the media and other places by linking claims to displays, statistics and representative data(ACMSP253)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-7WS, SC5-8WS.
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