Hi there, I'm Grandma Coral. Today we're going to learn about
Being Conservative With Water.
- Download the full Module 4 Program
- Find Module 4 Activity Sheets and Support Resources and Factsheet
- Find the Wade Family Module 4 Video
- Why do we need to save water?
- How do we look after water?
- Creating a water smart garden
Each learning element contains one or more: guided group discussion and activities. The delivery of the learning elements is supported by a range of specially designed fun activities sheets and support resources.
This web page offers a brief experience of this module and it's learning elements.
The downloadable version of the module program contains more detailed information including:
- Alignments to the Early Years Learning Framework
- Key terms
- Background information
- Links to additional support resources, links and materials
Hi! Murphy wants to learn about saving water.
Learning Element 1: Why do we need to save water
Group discussion - Why does the weather change at different times of the year? What are the four seasons, and what weather do we associate with each season?
- Resource for learning: Module 4 Wade family video
Activity: Weather across the seasons
- Children create a weather poster using the appropriate weather icon for each season.
- Resources for learning - Activity Sheets: Weather Across the Seasons (poster & icons), coloured pencils
Activity: Creating a weather diary
- Children create a weather diary for a week/fortnight
- Resources for learning - Activity Sheets: Weather Across the Seasons (icons) and Weather Diary Worksheet, coloured pencils, scissors
Activity: What's the weather today?
- Children create their own picture or painting showing today's weather
- Resources for learning - A4/A3 paper, coloured pencils, paints, brushes, scissors
Wow! Looks like Dad Murray is ready to find out how we can look after water.
Learning Element 2: How can we look after water
Group discussion - How many ways do we use water every day and how can we use less water and make sure it does not go to waste?
- Resource for learning - Activity Sheet: Water Use Flash Cards
Activity: How water smart is our learning environment?
- Children go for a walk and observe water use around their learning environment
- Resources for learning - Activity Sheets: Water Discover Walk; Support Resources: Examples of Stickers, and Map of Bathurst's Filtered and Raw Water System; coloured pencils
Activity: Create your own 'Water - Let's Make It Last' stickers
- Children use a template to draw their own water smart reminders and create stickers for their learning environment. N.B. If you are a Bathurst-based early learning educator, the module document explains how you can send your artwork to Council to have stickers produced at no cost.
- Resources for learning - Activity Sheet: Remember...Water - Let's Make It Last; Support Resource: Examples of Stickers; pens, coloured pencils, paint, blu-tac, sticky tape, laminator & sleeves (optional).
Grab your hat & water smart gear! Grandpa Douglas is keen to create a water smart garden.
Learning Element 3: Creating a water smart garden
Group discussion - In what ways does nature – plants and animals – need and use water? What does the water do? How do we use water in our gardens in our learning environment and at home?
- Resources for learning - Support Resources: Dry Environment, Wet Environment; Activity Sheet: Water Storage & Use (maze); Video: Module 4 Wade Family
Activity: Designing and creating a water smart garden
- Children learn what is involved in making a water smart garden and engage in designing and creating one.
Resources for learning - Video: Tutorial 'Creating a water smart garden'; gardening equipment and beds; Factsheet: Water Smart Gardening in Early Learning Environments