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Water Sense - Saving Water Learning Path

By Clare Quigley

This learning path includes a number of lessons on water conservation.
5 resources in this Learning Path

1

WaterSense - Let's Learn About Water

https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/kids/simpleways.html Added: 29 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Game / Reference

Website exploring the topic of water use and ways to save water. Includes a Pacman style game with multiple choice questions for self-assessment.

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3-4 SESE Science
3-4 SESE Geography
3-4 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may impact upon environments

Suggestions for use: Ideal for use with the Green Schools Programme (Water flag). Could be used as a website for project research or for a whole class lesson. The game is suitable for use on the iPad.

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments
3-4
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

2

Water Wordsearch

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20178/19901.pdf Added: 29 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Worksheet

Wordsearch and short written assessment activity based on the theme of saving water.

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3-4 SESE Science
3-4 SESE Geography
3-4 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as a written activity following a lesson on saving water, as an early finisher activity or as a homework activity.

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments
3-4
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

3

The Importance of Water

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/site...default/files/importanceofwater.pdf Added: 28 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Reference / Article

A set of notes which give information about water, how it is used and how we sometimes waste it. Includes ideas to promote discussion about how we use our water, how much water we use, how it is sometimes wasted and how we can cut down on our water consumption.

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3-4 5-6 SESE Science
3-4 5-6 SESE Geography
3-4 5-6 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine a number of ways in which the local environment could be improved or enhanced
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • realise that there is a personal and community responsibility for taking care of the environment

Suggestions for use: This information sheet could be used to prompt discussion around water use and how to reduce water wastage in school and at home. Ideal for use as part of the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • participate in activities that contribute to the enhancement of the environment

Suggestions for use: This information sheet could be used to prompt discussion around water use and how to reduce water wastage in school and at home. Ideal for use as part of the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • realise that there is a personal and community responsibility for taking care of and conserving environments

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Discover Water - The Role of Water in Our Lives

http://www.discoverwater.org/ Added: 29 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Assessment / Game / Audio / Video / Reference / Other

An excellent, interactive website which covers various areas on the topic of water. Each section includes information (written and audio), an interactive game and an assessment in the form of multiple choice questions. There are eight sections which include sub topics such as The Water Cycle, Discovering our Oceans and Saving Water.

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3-4 5-6 SESE Science
3-4 5-6 SESE Geography
3-4 5-6 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources
  • identify the interrelationship of the living and non-living elements of local and other environments
  • recognise how the actions of people may impact upon environments

Suggestions for use: Covers a broad range of topics to do with the theme of Water. Ideal for use in conjunction with the Green Schools Programme (Water Flag). Suitable for independent work on the iPad.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources
  • foster an appreciation of the ways in which people use the Earth's resources

Suggestions for use: Covers a broad range of topics to do with the theme of Water. Ideal for use in conjunction with the Green Schools Programme (Water Flag). Suitable for independent work on the iPad.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • develop some awareness of the types of environment which exist in Ireland and other parts of the world
  • recognise and investigate human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on local and wider environments
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • foster an appreciation of the ways in which people use the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments
3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

Save Water to Help the Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl0YiZjTqpw Added: 28 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

A short animation (under 3 mins) highlighting ways to save water around the home which would be suitable for use in junior primary classes. Suggestions include turning off taps when brushing teeth, taking shorter showers and washing cars with a bucket instead of a hose.

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in 1-2 SESE Science
in 1-2 SESE Geography
in 1-2 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of responsibility for taking care of and improving the environment
  • identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: This resource would be ideal for use as part of teaching/work towards the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an awareness that air, water, soil, living and non-living things are essential to the environment
  • identify and help to implement simple strategies for protecting, conserving and enhancing the environment

Suggestions for use: This resource would be ideal for use as part of teaching/work towards the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

in
1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of responsibility for taking care of and enhancing the environment
  • identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the environment

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify and help to implement simple strategies for protecting, conserving and enchancing the environment
  • identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the environment
in
1-2
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that each individual has a community and individual responsibility for protecting and caring for the environment

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that there is a community and individual responsibility in caring for and protecting the environment
  • discuss and appreciate how the positive contributions of each person can make the class or school a better place for everyone
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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