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 standalone lessons to complement any water education program. Students will explore, investigate and learn about:
Module 1 - Water and us
Module 2 - What makes water water
Module 3 - Water on Earth
Module 4 - The water cycle
Module 5 - Clean safe water
Module 6 - Every drop counts
Exploring amounts and distribution of water on Earth.
– practical investigation
Did you know that all the water on Earth is 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.
Experimenting with water
Playing water games
Make a cloud to see part of the water cycle in action.
Explore how water evaporation works.
Use red cabbage to make a natural pH indicator.
Make a simple water filter from things around the home.
Create your own mini earth terrarium.
Discover what breaks down and what doesn't.
Designed by qualified teachers, this in-school learning experience has been tailored to meet NSW syllabus outcomes for Years 1 to 6.
Students are invited to join Jila, the platypus, on an exploration of all things water.
How do I interact with water?
How does water get to my tap?
Where does the wastewater go when it leaves my house?
How can I care for water and use water more sustainably?
Throughout the learning experience, students will have the opportunity to build their very own urban water cycle, learn about Sydney Water’s filtration and treatment process and reveal what household products are best to bin!
At the completion of the learning experience, students will become certified Aqua Allies!
For more information or to express your interest in booking Aqua Allies, contact the Community Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org