Becoming aware of the value of water

  • Age group:
    Students ages 8 and 9
  • When:
    February and March
  • Time required:
    2 hours and 30 minutes

Area of learning:

  • Environment and consumption

Financial and cooperative skills

  • Understanding the effects of humans on the environment
  • Using goods and services responsibly
  • Prioritizing wants and needs

Evaluation

Students learn how their actions affect the life cycle of drinking water.

Task 1: Thinking about water use

Task objectives

At the end of this task, students will be able to analyse how their water use affects the environment.

Instructions

  1. Ask students to think about the consequences of their water use habits on the life cycle of drinking water. Hand out the The Drinking Water Cycle sheet to students and explain the task.
  2. Have students write their answers.
  3. Discuss as a group..
  4. Ask students to use a different pencil and complete their answers.
  5. Collect the sheets to evaluate their understanding of how their water use affects the environment.

Teacher's notes

The aim of the task is to make students aware that their actions have an effect on the life cycle of drinking water.