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Teacher resources

Teacher resources

We offer a range of free teaching resources to successfully integrate water and sewerage as topics into your curriculum.

Teacher resources

The following resources can be used as stand alone activities or as a follow-up lesson after a visit by North East Water to the classroom.


The Water Cycle

Students will gain a greater understanding of where the water in our environment comes from and why it is so important in our lives.

WATER CYCLE ACTIVITY - TEACHER INFORMATION
WATER CYCLE - JUNIOR VERSION
WATER CYCLE - WATER WORDS - STUDENT WORKSHEET
WATER CYCLE DEFINITIONS - STUDENT WORKSHEET
WATER CYCLE EXPLANATION - STUDENT WORKSHEET
WATER CYCLE STATION ACTIVITY - JUNIOR VERSION
WATER CYCLE STATION ACTIVITY - YEAR 2 - 10 WORKSHEET
WATER CYCLE COLOUR-IN SHEET


Drink Tap

This activity assists students to explore the differences and similarities of tap water versus bottled water.

DRINK TAP ACTIVITY - TEACHER INFORMATION
DRINK TAP - DOUBLE BUBBLE ACTIVITY - STUDENT WORKSHEET


Never Ever

Students will learn and explore why it is important to take care of what goes down our toilets and drains.

NEVER EVER ACTIVITY - TEACHER INFORMATION
NEVER EVER - STUDENT WORKSHEET
NEVER EVER - WATER WORDS - STUDENT WORKSHEET


Water Efficiency

In this unit students will learn and explore why it is important to save water; the implications and opportunities to do so; and how they can individually conserve this precious resource.

WATER EFFICIENCY ACTIVITY - TEACHER INFORMATION
WATER EFFICIENCY - SWOT CHART - STUDENT WORKSHEET
WATER PLEDGE - STUDENT SHEET
WATER USE TOURNAMENT


Student Reflection Sheets

This sheets are useful following any presentation or activity.

STUDENT REFLECTION F-2
STUDENT REFLECTION YR 2-6

Victorian water education program resources

Here are some great programs and websites to help staff, students and parents with water education in your school.


SEED - Schools Environment Education Directory

The School Environment Education Directory (SEED) has been developed to help teachers integrate teaching sustainability into their everyday practices. The web-based directory is a one-stop-shop for teachers and students to easily access regional, state, national and global resources related to water, biodiversity, waste, sustainability and energy.


SWEP - Schools Water Efficiency Program

The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) is a voluntary program which is open to all schools within Victoria. The program enables schools to continuously track their water usage through a water data logger. The data is then accessed by facility managers, teachers and students through an interactive website. SWEP enables schools to thoroughly monitor water usage and detect leaks so they can be rectified, allowing schools to save water and in most cases save money as well.

Access to a curriculum module provides students an opportunity to learn about water efficiency through maths concepts such as measurement and data in a tangible and realistic environment.


ResourceSmart - Hume Consortium

The ResourceSmart program in Victoria aims to provide practical support to schools and their communities to learn to live and work more sustainably. The framework aims to help Victorian schools minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity, and cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The north east region of Victoria is supported by the Hume Consortium.


NECMA - North East Catchment Management Authority


South East Water - A range of interactive resources for teachers and students are available at this site.

Useful website links

Early childhood water education resources


Teacher Kits

Introduction to Water

North East Water is able to loan your school a kit that contains materials and resources to support staff to introduce the theme of water to their students.  It includes a big book about a raindrop's journey called Whizzy who travels through part of the water cycle; items which relate to water use; books; and teacher information.

EARLY YEARS INTRODUCTION TO WATER KIT CONTENTS


Drink Tap

This kits highlights that water is essential for our survival and good health. It demonstrates how water is important to us and that making a sugar-free choice of drink is best for our bodies. Visuals such as a plant, dog puppet, can of coke, apple juice and teaspoons of sugar are used. Lesson notes are included for staff.

EARLY YEARS DRINK TAP KIT CONTENTS
EARLY YEARS DRINK TAP KIT PRESENTATION IDEAS

If you are interested in either kit please use our booking form.

Kit booking form


North East Water Resources

BLACK AND WHITE WHIZZY COLOURING IN SHEET
HOME WATER AUDIT
WATER CYCLE PLACEMAT
WATER FACTS
'WHERE IS WHIZZY?' DRAWING SHEET
'WE ALL NEED WATER' POSTER


Water Education Links

'Whizzy's Incredible Journey' Book
Early Childhood Environmental Education
NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network
Growing Minds Greening Communities - Great resource with lots of easy to accomplish tips included

Related links

Incursions Site tours