Teacher guide Water: learn it for life! - year 7 science

TLF ID M012513

This PDF unit of work is one of a series of resources accessible by searching the list in the series.It includes two teaching and learning sequences: 'Water journeys' focuses on the water cycle, and 'Pure water' focuses on the processes and people involved in creating and managing drinkable water. It provides Australian Curriculum links to science and to the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. There are also links to other learning areas and suggested local links. A final section contains seven student and teacher resource templates.

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Educational value
  • This resource is useful for the year 7 science curriculum Science Understanding strand. It includes activities that are relevant to content descriptions in the Earth sciences sub-strand referring to water as an important resource that cycles through the environment and about renewable and non-renewable resources. The section Pure water is relevant to the content description about the separation of mixtures in the Chemical sciences sub-strand.
  • This resource is also useful for the year 7 Science Inquiry Skills strand. It is relevant to multiple content descriptions such as: identifying questions; collecting accurate data; using scientific understanding; evaluating the methods used; and communicating findings and solutions. It is also relevant to the Science as a Human Endeavour strand content description about how occupations use skills from across scientific disciplines.
  • This resource is useful for the year 7 geography unit, Water in the world. The section on Water journeys is relevant to the content description that refers to the way water connects places and people, and to the sustainable use of water as an environmental resource.
  • This resource can contribute to students attaining the achievement standard in year 7 science of the Australian Curriculum. It helps them to be able to describe techniques to separate pure substances, use a range of scientific skills and recognise how scientific disciplines combine to solve real-world problems.
  • This is a relevant resource for the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability in the Australian Curriculum areas of science and geography. Learning about water management may help students understand that the sustainability of ecological systems is achieved through informed action across generations, and that sustainable futures require us to explore and understand our environment.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

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  • Name: Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply
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