LEARNING ACTIVITY
Exploring the story of water
Climate Region: Arid | Temperate | Tropical
State or Territory: ACT | All States/Territories | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA
Age Range: 0-7

STORY

Amir had taken his little cousin Kai to the beach during the school holidays. Kai had helped Amir pick up some of the rubbish from the beach, as well as pick up lots of broken shells, twigs and sticks to play with. When they arrived at Amir’s house, Kai decided that he no longer wanted the twigs and sticks so he decided to put them in the sink and let the tap water wash them down the drain.

“Kai! Stop!” Amir couldn’t help himself. “We need to be very careful with what we throw out in our drains. Did you know that the water that comes out of our taps ends up in our oceans? We need to stop and think about what we put down the sink. What do you think will happen to our oceans if we keep throwing rubbish down the sink?”

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Investigate the journey of water through the environment, from the mountains to the sea through an active demonstration. Discover and discuss changes to quality of the water on this journey through the environment?

Outcomes

For children to:

  • understand the journey of water from taps to the ocean
  • learn that household materials can enter the waterways
  • understand that what happens on land can impact our rivers and ocean.
SEASONAL NOTES

This activity can be undertaken at any time of year.

Did you know?

Water covers 75% of the earth’s surface; only 1% is available as fresh water.

Did you know?

A water molecule is called H2O.

Did you know?

The natural water cycle shows the movement of water around the world. (Water moves through the processes of evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, run-off, infiltration and percolation).

Did you know?

Water covers 75% of the earth’s surface; only 1% is available as fresh water.

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