What’s included in this module?
|Teacher resources||3 x lesson plans|
2 x teacher’s notes
1 x presentation
|Learner resources||1 x water audit worksheet|
1 x datasheet
3 x supporting resources
|Projects – experiments||1 x personal water audit|
1 x practical activity
Module key questions
- Why do you think you use more or less water than the national average?
- Why do you think you use more or less water than people in other nations?
- What are some things you can do to reduce your personal water usage?
- Why is water conservation an important part of sustainability?
- What factors impact the quality of water resources?
- Why should we care about the water quality of an aquatic ecosystem?
- Where does wastewater go?
- What are several examples of common household water pollutants?
- What are the several effects that pollutants have on infrastructure and ecosystems?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 7-8 | 12-14 years|
|Term||4 (Grade 7)|
|Subject strand||Natural resources and conservation|
|Sub-topics||Water in southern Africa |
Human impact on the environment
This Module includes:
- Aligned content: This content is aligned with Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
- A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
- Sustainable development goals: Each lesson is aligned with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).