Water - Learn it! Live it! is an educational resource for Prep 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:
Wee chart (pre-primary and primary)
Urine chart (secondary)
Gippsland Water offers a series of colourful water-related stories suitable for lower-primary school students.
If you would like to borrow these to share with your class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 050 500.
Your local council and catchment management authority and other water corporations also have great information about water distribution and management.
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Central Highlands Water
East Gippsland Water
Goulburn Valley Water
South East Water
South Gippsland Water
Yarra Valley Water
Southern Rural Water
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...
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
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