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Learning objects Where does tap water come from? [includes spoken instructions]


Look at water cycles in both city and country areas. For each area, assemble a jigsaw puzzle illustrating the water cycle. Arrange components such as rainfall, runoff, collection, storage, pumping, treatment, household usage and wastewater disposal. Follow instructions to make cardboard versions of the jigsaws.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students arrange components of urban and rural water cycles.
  • Students explore water quality, treatment and transport within water supply systems.
Educational value
  • Provides jigsaw puzzles of country and city water cycles for students to put together.
  • Includes a print option for printing out the jigsaw pieces with instructions for constructing the jigsaws out of cardboard.
  • Includes audio instructions.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Natural resources
    • Science/Built Environment
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Practical activity;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.