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Water - Learn it! Live it!

Water - Learn it! Live it! is an educational resource for teachers of Foundation to Year 10 students developed by South East Water, Yarra Valley Water, and City West Water. The resource allows students to explore water through Science, English, Geography, Maths, Communications, Music and Art activities, and is divided into three volumes jam packed with information and activities to assist teachers to deliver water as a subject in the classroom. Click on the following links for your free copy:

Water - Learn it! Live it! - Volume 1 Water in the Natural Environment

Water - Learn it! Live it! - Volume 2 Water in the Urban Environment

Water - Learn it! Live it! - Volume 3 Water in the Community

Story time - on demand video

The Water Princess by Susan Verde

Natalie reads this wonderfully illustrated book which tells the story of a young girl who dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village. With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. Supporting worksheets available.

Audience: kindergarten - primary school

Watch it now | Venn diagram | Word find | Discussion questions| Fill in the blanks


Worksheets

A selection of worksheets designed to support and consolidate learning for primary school students on a range of water-related topics. Answers included.

Water Cycle diagram | Water Cycle word find
Water for health – How much sugar?
Water Wise fill in the blanks | Water Wise word find
Sewer Smart – where should it go?


Colouring in sheets

A selection of colouring in sheets on a range of water-related topics. Perfect for a quiet time or free time activity.

Water Cycle | Water Cycle booklet
Drink tap water
Saving water at home
Tank water
What should we flush?
Sustainable development goals 1 | Sustainable development goals 2
Be a hero for change
Take 3 for the sea


Big books

A series of colourful water-related stories suitable for primary school students. Pdfs of these books are below available for download.

Titles include:

Water Cycle

Some fun and informative links to help bring learning about the Water Cycle to life in your classroom.

  • Dance the Water Cycle by Blazer Fresh, GoNoodle - Get active with a fun interactive water cycle dance.
  • Water Cycle Song by Have Fun Teaching - A song about the Water Cycle.
  • ABC Education - search ‘water’ for a collection of videos, podcasts and facts about water

Urban Water Cycle

Water for Health

Take a look at the amount of sugar in some popular drinks.

Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP)

The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) is voluntary and open to all schools within Victoria. By participating in this program, schools are able to monitor their water use and have two data loggers installed at no cost to the school. For more information and to register visit www.myswep.com.au

ResourceSmart Schools

ResourceSmart Schools helps schools become more sustainable in everything they do. Including taking action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

ResourceSmart Schools also helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment.

More information about ResourceSmart Schools can be found at: http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/schools
http://www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au/

Australian Water Association resources

The Australian Water Association has a range of useful teacher resources on their website. The resources link water to the curriculum at different levels and provide details for a variety of water-based activities. Find details here: http://www.awa.asn.au/AWA_MBRR/Publications/Teache...


Council and Catchment Management

Your local council and catchment management authority as well as other Victorian water corporations also have great information about water distribution and management.

Find your local council

Find your catchment management authority


Other water corporations

Barwon Water
Central Highlands Water
City West
Coliban Water
East Gippsland Water
Goulburn Valley Water
Melbourne Water
South East Water
South Gippsland Water
Yarra Valley Water
Southern Rural Water
Westernport Water

About Us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Phone: 1800 050 500
Fax: (03) 5174 0103
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Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au

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