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Learning objects Explore water pipes [includes spoken instructions]


Trace a city's water supply and wastewater. Collect and test water samples from a dam, treatment plant, pumping station, house, sewage treatment plant and creek outfall. Compare the water clarity and purity at each location.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify components of an urban water supply and wastewater system.
  • Students compare water quality at a range of points within an urban water supply and wastewater system.
Educational value
  • Enables students to trace the pipes connecting key components of a city water supply and wastewater system.
  • Provides photos of key components of an urban water supply and wastewater system.
  • Allows students to compare water quality at a number of locations in an urban water supply and wastewater system.
  • Includes audio instructions.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Built Environment
    • Science/Natural resources
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 05 Nov 2015
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: X
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
    • © 2015 Education Services Australia Ltd, except where indicated in Acknowledgements.