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:
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
A selection of worksheets designed to support and consolidate learning for primary school students on a range of water-related topics. Answers included.
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
What should we flush?
Sustainable development goals 1 | Sustainable development goals 2
Be a hero for change
Take 3 for the sea
A series of colourful water-related stories suitable for primary school students. Pdfs of these books are below available for download.
Some fun and informative links to help bring learning about the Water Cycle to life in your classroom.
Take a look at the amount of sugar in some popular drinks.
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 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 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...
Your local council and catchment management authority as well as other Victorian 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