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The Importance of Water

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.

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

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