Enough water fit for drinking - Science by Doing

Enough water fit for drinking - Science by Doing
Publication Date: July, 2013
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This Science by Doing online resource covers the chemistry and earth science of the subject of drinking water and its supply. 

This resource is an inquiry-based learning sequence of hands-on activities, digital interactives, animations and videos which cover a host of topics including: simple molecular modelling, surface tension, adhesion, cohesion, mixtures, solutions, polarity, water cycle, pH scale, filtration, distillation and sustainability. Students can also experience a variety of practical experiences exploring the properties of water and learn how to develop evidence-based decision making.

Teacher guide, activity sheets and assessment items available.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using... > ACSIS133
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims... > ACSIS132
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and... > ACSIS126
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models... > ACSIS129
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that... > ACSSU113
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, including water that cycles through... > ACSSU116
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of... > ACSHE223
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE121
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology... > ACSHE120