School Water Eco-Audit

This module challenges the learners to conduct a School Water Eco-Audit. This process involves a scientific approach to collecting, analysing and presenting key data and recommendations to school management with the challenge of better managing the school's water consumption. 
Relevant and exciting, this project poses just the challenge needed for future generations. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
1 x facilitator guide
Learner resources3 x worksheet
3 x supporting resources
1 x article
Projects – experiments1 x school water audit project

Module key questions

  • Where is the most water used at your school?
  • Does that amount seem excessive or about right?
  • How does your school compare to other schools in the area and to “green” schools in terms of water usage?
  • What could students, administrators, parents, and the community do to improve water-use practices on campus?
  • Do you think students conducting a water eco-audit can actually help improve the school?
  • What skills and information can be learned from an eco-audit?
  • Is it a valuable educational experience?
  • What recommendations do you have for making water management on campus more sustainable?
  • To whom do you want to make those recommendations?
  • What strategies will you use to communicate your messages?
  • How can you work with other groups to strengthen your message?
  • What has the eco-audit taught you about leadership and citizenship?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 10 – 11 | 15-17 years
Term4 (Grade 10)
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandWater Resources
Sub-topicsWater management in South Africa
Water in my community/school

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 to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).

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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons