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Learning objects Water types [no spoken instructions]

TLF ID L191

Test water samples for salinity levels and sediment content. The samples have been collected from five different places: dam, stream, river, river mouth and ocean. Compare the water properties, then match the samples with their original locations.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify origins of water samples by comparing salinity and turbidity.
  • Students explore water composition from a range of locations in or near a river.
Educational value
  • Introduces characteristics of water from different environments.
  • Requires students to test water samples for salinity and turbidity to work out where the samples were taken.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Habitats
    • Science/Environment
    • Science/Physical properties
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.