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Is your school Water Wise?

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

1. Look at the following Water Wise website

Sydney Water

2. What are the current water rules at your school? Are they any?

3. After reading the Water Wise website, you need to investigate

  • When the sprinters are used at the school and how much water they use per minute.
  • The number of plants and how they are watered [remember plants cool down an environment so there might be a balance here with the electricity bill]
  • Are there any trees to close to water pipes? Has the school in the past had problems with blocked drains?
  • The number and size of water tanks. What is this water used for?
  • The size of the school's roof. Calculate how much water comes off the school's roof with 5 mm of rain
  • If the school recycles it's water - uses it's greywater. Why? Why not?

4. Investigation of the plumbing at the school. You are to create a siteplan of the school indicating all the taps, bubblers, and toilets.

restroom

On your siteplan, indicate which taps, bubblers or toilets are leaking or dripping. For the taps and bubblers, place an empty ice-cream container [or something similar] under the drip and calculate the amount of water wasted each hour. Combine all your findings and show how much water is wasted

  • Per day
  • Per week
  • Per term
  • Per year

What is the cost to the school for this wastage? [Calculate from the amount of water used per quarter and the cost per litre].

5. Present your findings to the School's Executive staff. What are your recommendations?

6. Work out what water rules should be followed at your school and introduce these new rules to the whole school at an assembly using a Prezi presentation.

Prezi

7. Look at your water consumption at home. Would the rules be different here? Why? Why not?

 

Plato the Platypus Plumber (part-time): Goes ICT!

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle   

ICT Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability
Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. Have a look at the video clip:  YouTube: Plato the Platypus Plumber (Part Time) - read by the author
(URL: https://youtu.be/t2zaKbgauGM ) Video

 

2. Read: About the story Reading

Plato Platypus

3. Then search through the following ideas by Anna Bartlett (PDF, for Teachers but you can use them!), and, decide on one activity using the following eTools:
 
 

Go!Animate - making videos (Free but must register)

Go Animate

 Storybird - collaborative storytelling (Free)

Storybird
Pencil - creating cartoons (Free)

Pencil

Synfig - creating cartoons - more complex (Free)

Synfig
Voki - talking Avatars (Free)

Voki
Glogster - create a poster (Free)

Glogster

4. Share with a partner why you chose this eLearning tool and the results. After your pairing share, share with the rest of the class.

 

Greywater recycling: What is it?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

ICT Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

1. Water is a precious commodity in Australia. As a plumber, you will need to know a lot about this topic of greywater and recycling.

You are to investigate greywater and its uses from the following resources

Greywater Treatment

Greywater Treatment

Australian Government: Greywater - this site has lots of linked resources

Greywater
ABC Splash - Using greywater in the garden

ABC Splash
Choice: A guide to greywater systems

Choice

2. View the following video: YouTube: Grey Water Recycling and Grey Water Treatment System (URL: https://youtu.be/2bSDlyakWHY ) Video

 

3. What are your suggestions for an average household? Explain the processes involved and the benefits of greywater recycling.

Develop a brochure as your marketing instrument to persuade "your client" to adopt greywater recycling.

 Brochure

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Maths is Fun: Plumber Game

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle 

ICT Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

1. Open up the Plumber Game.

Plumber Game

2. How many points did you gain? Did the game give you any skills for Plumbing or was it just a game?

 

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