Water Down the Plug Hole
How much water do you use every day? Students will learn about water consumption through a variety of games and activities, understanding that water is a finite resource that must be conserved. They will explore how we use water and find ways to reduce consumption, helping reduce stress on water resources. Students will also investigate how land use affects water infiltration and link this to their locality.
Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of climate action and water usage through an achievable personal behaviour change.
- To understand where water comes from using the water cycle
- To understand that water is a finite resource
- To understand how water is used and how much water it takes to do basic tasks (e.g. taking a shower)
- To explore how to reduce water consumption by changing the way we use water
- To understand how climate change is impacting water scarcity and water abundance in different areas around the globe
- To connect issues of water to their locality
- To demonstrate their understanding of climate action and water usage through an achievable personal behaviour change.
National curriculum links
- setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative, and fair tests
- making systematic and careful observations
- recording findings using simple scientific language
Living things and their habitats
- recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
States of Matter
- identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle
Human and physical geography
- describe and understand key aspects of: the water cycle, types of settlement and land use, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
- to understand the importance of respecting and protecting the environment