38 Water Wow!
Have you ever considered that the water in your glass has an incredibly long history? It might once have been dinosaur pee, or Cleopatra’s bath water, or rain that fell on your great-great-grandfather! These are just some of the surprising ways that co-authors Paula Ayer and Antonia Banyard get into the slippery nature of that spectacular substance covering three quarters of the planet. Using colourful illustrations and easy-to-understand infographics, their presentation addresses some mighty big questions: where did water come from before it got to Earth? If water can’t be created or destroyed, how can we run out? No doubt kids will have more questions to ask, and if you didn’t have a classroom of conservationists before this event, you will after!
Although this event is sold out, some tickets may be available for purchase at the door.
- Water Wow!, Paula Ayer and Antonia Banyard
- Environment, History, Global ctizenship
Ask students to document and research their own water use — how much water (in litres) does each student use in a 24 hour period? What is the class average, and how does each student compare? What are some practical ways that students can reduce their water use? How can students influence others to use less water?
Where is the source of the local water supply? Students can identify their local watershed and research how water is transported through the watershed from the source to their home/school.