We have a great range of free resources specially designed for children in primary school and their educators. Your students can do their own watery experiments, learn about water's journey to and from their homes, and understand what makes water a precious resource we should never take for granted.
Stage 1 lessons and resources
Looking for inspiration to improve water literacy in the classroom? These modules are ideal inquiry-based resources that help connect your students with water, discover its unique qualities and build value and care for water.
The modules can be used in sequence or as stand-alone lessons to complement any water education program. Students will explore, investigate and learn about:
Exploring amounts and distribution of water on Earth.
(140 KB) practical investigation
Exploring how we use and save water every day.
(359 KB) Lesson plan
(2.0 MB) Worksheets
(3.3 MB) PowerPoint
How do we use water? interactive whiteboard resource (this resource requires SMART Notebook to open).
(106 KB) Fact sheet.
Did you know thatis all that we have?
Our natural water cycle moves water all around us, all the time, but less than 1% of fresh water is usable.
Water quality and filtration is carefully managed to make sure your water is safe to drink straight from the tap.
What happens when it rains on the road, your roof or your school's paved areas?
Stormwater rushes off hard surfaces and flows into drains that lead to creeks, rivers and the ocean.
Make a cloud to see part of the water cycle in action.
(588 KB) - Brochure
Explore how water evaporation works.
(901 KB) - Brochure
Use red cabbage to make a natural pH indicator.
(939 KB) - Brochure
Make a simple water filter from things around the home.
(1.0 MB) - Brochure
Create your own mini earth terrarium.
(929 KB) - Brochure
Discover what breaks down and what doesn't.
(1.1 MB) - Brochure