A practical investigation related to sustainable resource use.
Use this teaching resource when investigating water use and wastage with your students.
Water overuse is one of the most significant environmental issues of the 21st century. In this investigation, students measure and record the amount of water lost from a leaking tap over a one hour period.
This Geography investigation lends itself well to cross-curricular integration with Numeracy. Students could extend their learning by using their results to calculate the amount of water lost over greater time periods e.g. a day, a week, a month (and so on).
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
Australian Curriculum alignment
The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and ...
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions
Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues
Interact with others with respect to share points of view
Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations
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