Water supply

During these incursions, students will learn about how water is sourced, treated and delivered.

 

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Pre-primary–Year 2

This interactive activity encourages students to mime the journeys of raindrops as they learn about where Perth gets its water from. The activity also briefly discusses the drinking water treatment process to ensure quality drinking water reaches our taps.

  • Session length – 45 minutes
  • Maximum number of students – 30

Learning objectives

  • Identify the different sources of drinking water for Perth.
  • Understand the need to protect our catchment areas.
  • Understand the journey of water and its treatment from catchment to tap.

Lessons and activities to conduct pre-incursion

Optional lessons and activities to conduct post-incursion

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Years 3–6

This hands-on incursion provides a series of mini activities which allow students to explore each of Perth’s drinking water sources in detail. Students will also learn about the protection and treatment process of each of these sources.

  • Session length – 45 minutes
  • Maximum number of students – 60

Learning objectives

  • Understand the role of dams, groundwater and desalination.
  • Understand how and why we need to protect our catchment areas.
  • Understand basic water treatment processes of drinking water.

Lessons and activities to conduct post-incursion

 

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Years 7–10

During this lecture style incursion, students will learn about Perth’s major water sources and the protection and treatment process of each. They will study the various threats to the sustainability of these sources and discuss what they can do as individuals to protect our precious resource. Students will learn what Water Corporation is doing to secure our future water sources.

  • Session length – 1 hour
  • Maximum number of students – unlimited

Learning objectives for years 7–10

  • Understand the importance of water as a sustainable resource.
  • Understand the need to find alternative fresh water sources to secure our water supply.
  • Consider personal responsibilities in protecting our water sources.

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