is this site for?
students [7th-9th Grade]
and Talented student groups
the awareness of students to the concept of and need for water conservation,
as this is something that impinges on all our lives.
conservation is often not thought about in countries where water
is plentiful. It is, however, becoming more of an issue in some
developed countries including the UK and USA, where shortages and
restrictions on water usage are becoming commonplace. Although these
are usually in the form of restrictions on watering gardens and
cleaning cars, they occasionally involve the use and regulation
of standpipes.These temporary inconveniences cannot compare to the
more extreme water shortages experienced in many parts of the world
such as Zambia in Africa and China in Asia, where water shortages
have devastating effects on human life.
site provides a range of activities to stimulate students to look
after this valuable resource and be more conscious of global water
is in this site?
how much do you know about water and water usage?
Challenge - calling all student inventors! Can
you design a device which will inform bath users about the volume
of water they use when filling a bath?
- Investigation - how much water does your school waste each day? Check
out the dripping taps and measure how much water is lost.
Centre - photos and poetry to stimulate creative thinking
and writing activities
resources section, including a factfile
providing information about water and the reasons why conservation
matters, together with links
to useful websites
resources section providing UK National Curriculum links