Water on Earth - A Primary School Water Resource

Water on Earth - A Primary School Water Resource
Publication Date: December, 2014
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This online resource explores the concept of water as a resource.

The resource is for teachers of primary-aged students and details inquiry-based investigations and practical activities that support and engage students when learning about water.

It also differentiates activities into those considered suitable for Early Years students (F–2) and older primary students (Years 3–6).

Background information for teachers is provided and includes the following topics: 'Water for people', 'Safe water', 'Water for living things' and 'Origins of water'.

New Australian Curriculum Codes: AC9S1U01 (Year 1), AC9S1U02 (Year 1), AC9S3U04 (Year 3), AC9S4U02 (Year 4), AC9S5U04 (Year 5), AC9S6U01 (Year 6)

Additional Information

This resource was developed by the Global Education Project of NSW.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE021
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways > ACSSU032
  • Year Foundation > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses > ACSIS011
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have basic needs, including food and water > ACSSU002