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bullet.gif (981 bytes)Perth's "new" water! What are the consequences of using this aquifer water as Perth's drinking water?

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking 

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

PhilosophyPhilosophy

 
1. In August 2015, The West Australian ran a story about a new aquifer to supply water to Perth in the future. Reading

The West Australian

In groups of 4 - 5 students, you are to read this story and write down 5 points to share.

2. Research.

Answer the following questions:

What is an aquifer? Geoscience Australia

How did the Hydrogeologists find this aquifer?

What is the significance of this find for Perth?

3. The Environment.

What impact does drawing water from this aquifer have on the environment?

As a group, read the following resources:

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, WA

Australian Policy and History: The use and misuse of ground water in Perth

Wikipedia

4. Your Opinion.

You are to conduct a Community of Inquiry using the above resources as your stimulus material.

Community of Inquiry

You are to answer the Big Questions:

"Should Perth use this aquifer as drinking water?

What are the consequences?"

 

 

bullet.gif (981 bytes)Is the Anthropocene real? When did it start?

 High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking 

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

 

1. Scientists have announced in August 2016 the era of the Anthropocene. In groups of 4, read all the following articles by splitting up the work load and reading two articles each. Keep in mind the two big questions: "Is the Anthropocene real?" and "When did it start?" Reading

Write down the arguments - pros and cons - in answer to these two questions.

bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 8 January 2016

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bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 30 August 2016

The Conversation
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 4 October 2016

The Conversation
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 18 August 2016

The Conversation
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Conversation 8 December 2016

The Conversation
 

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