H2O Kids lesson toolboxes
The H2O Kids program takes students through the water story, the natural and urban water cycle, the role of catchments, how we use water and the future of water.
Now, you can explore and learn at your own pace with our H2O Kids lesson toolboxes.
Lessons are designed to involve students at the primary and secondary school levels with four themed programs:
- The Golden Tap
- The H2O Museum
- How much water do you eat?
- Day Zero
- Junior STEAM - coming soon
- Senior STEAM - coming soon
Each lesson toolbox contains all the downloadable materials you need, as well as a full pre-recorded video lesson, to follow along and be guided through the full learning experience.
- Prep to Year 1
- Year 2 and 3
- Year 4 and 5
- Year 6 and 7
The Golden Tap
The Golden Tap is an engaging story to build student knowledge that all living things need water and teaches students to inquire scientifically by questioning and predicting in response to the familiar objects and events that occur in the story.
Suits: Prep – Year 1
Duration: approximately 30 minutes
The H2O Museum
The H20 Museum will be the world’s first pop-up museum in your classroom, library, auditorium or now home. By creatively engaging students in the topic of water this program aims to build knowledge and understanding of the water cycle, water treatment and the journey of water from source to point of use.
Suits: Year 2 - 3
Duration: approximately 30 - 50 minutes
Curriculum links Year 2 Science Earth's resources are used in a variety of ways ACSSU032 Year 2 Science Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose ACSSU031 Year 2 Science People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things ACSHE035
Year 2 Science
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways ACSIS042
How much water do you eat?
All living things depend on water to survive. Of all the water in the world, 97% is salty ocean water, only 3% is freshwater, which is used for drinking, showering, cleaning, watering lawns, growing crops, producing food and making everyday products.
In this program, students are introduced to direct and indirect water use with an activity to calculate how much water is used in a typical meal and design a meal that considers water use.
Suits: Year 4 – 5
Duration: approximately 30 minutes
Curriculum links Year 4 Science and HASS Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use ACSSU074 Year 4 Science and HASS The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably ACHASSK090 Year 3 & 4 Science Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions ACSHE051
Drawing from the Water in the World topic and curriculum connections, Day Zero teaches students to respond to questions in a geographically distinctive way particularly to; collect, evaluate, analyse and interpret information; and suggest responses to what they have learnt.
In April 2018, Cape Town in South Africa nearly ran out of water. Students will consider if a similar scenario could happen in South East Queensland. An initial presentation illustrates how water is managed and supplied by Seqwater and our 30-year plan for water security.
Suits: Year 6 - 7
Duration: approximately 55 minutesFile
Day Zero lesson powerpointFile
Day Zero program guideFile
Day Zero work option response sheetFile
Day Zero map scenario and water options cardsFile
Day Zero scenario description cardsVideo
Additional Resource Australia Day ZeroVideo
Desalination, dams and the big dry: the challenges of managing Australia's water supplyVideo
DAY ZERO - Cape Town Water Crisis || WexShorts Winner
Curriculum links Year 7 Geography and HASS Classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource ACHGK037 Year 7 Geography and HASS The way that ﬂows of water connects places as it moves through the and the way this affects places ACHGK038 Year 7 Geography and HASS The quantity and variability of Australia’s water resources compared with other continents ACHGK039 Year 7 Geography and HASS The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa ACHGK040 Year 7 Geography and HASS Causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard ACHGK042