Cross-curricular resources

The curriculum-aligned lessons in this section focus on recognising the different sources of water in and around communities, identifying which sources are safe to drink and which are ok to use for other purposes, how our water is treated and the steps we can take to use it sustainably.

The lessons have been designed for primary and middle years students and consist of two levels of difficulty. Teachers are encouraged to assess which level best suits their students.

Lessons can be taught individually or used to complement the topics in the unit of work.

Learning outcomes

Using this curriculum material will assist students in achieving the following learning outcomes:

  • Students will learn what is in the water in their community.
  • Students will be able to explain why some water is safe for drinking and some is not.
  • Students will understand the importance of only drinking water that is safe for human consumption.
  • Students will learn why it is important to use water wisely.

Please note: to complete some of the activities, you will need access to the resources in the Interactives section.