Water: Lesson plans/Activities

Eco-Gozo Resources

Various resources for schools available here

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Eyes on the Earth – NASA Climate Kids

All about climate change – weather and climate, air, sea, freshwater, carbon, energy, plants and animals and technology and much more.  All in an easy to understand setup and fun way to learn about.  Global climate change made easy and fun to learn about through playing, making, knowing, keeping, watching, dreaming and teaching!!

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Saving Water, Saving Money and Saving the Earth – Water Conservation Guide

Fresh water is a limited resource and while 70% of the Earth is covered in water, only 2% of it is fresh water.  As fresh water becomes scarcer, it will not only become more difficult to get fresh, clean water, but it will also become more expensive.  Conserving water is a great way to reduce costs while doing something positive for the environment and future generations.

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It’s Time to Help! – Joint effort between Eco-Schools to produce resources

The major stimulus to launch the project „It´s Time to Help” (ITTH) was the idea of international cooperation among European schools involved in Eco-School Programme. All these schools have realized the methodology concept of “Seven Steps of Eco-School”; however, each Eco-School under the conditions of their country and their climate regions.

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EAThink 2015 – Food Learning units

“EAThink2015 – eat local, think global” is a project that aims to enhance European students and teachers critical understanding and active engagement on global development challenges with a specific focus on food security and sovereignty, sustainable food systems and smallholder farming.

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Water Explorer

Water Explorer is a fun, inspiring and educational programme that empowers thousands of students across the world to lead joint action on water issues for their schools and communities.

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CoReflect – Collaboration and reflection

Project CoReflect (Title: Digital support for Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection on Socio-Scientific Debates) is a three year (2008-2011) research program, funded by the European Commission, under the FP7 Science in Society program. Bringing together eight diverse and multi-disciplinary teams from seven European states, the project members promoted evidence-based practice in science teaching and learning, by collaborating to iteratively design, enact, critique, and validate problem-based innovative inquiry learning environments.

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Consumer Classroom – also in Maltese…

Consumer Classroom is a new collaborative website for teachers about consumer education. It provides free, high quality resources for teachers along with interactive and collaborative tools to help teachers prepare lesson plans to share with students and other teachers from across the EU. Sign Up now on www.ConsumerClassroom.eu

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Drinking water – Tap water or bottled water

In this lesson, students are asked to consider the sustainability of a common, everyday practice (choosing the source of their drinking water). They will use sustainability criteria and research data to work collaboratively in evaluating the truth about the two drinking water options. By doing so, they will learn that calling something sustainable is not just a guess, but is based on a model that results in conclusive and measurable results.

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Water & Electricity Consumption Monitor

Do you usually note down meter readings to calculate how much electricity and water is consumed per month in your school? Want a helping hand? Below there is an attachment – an Excel sheet initially developed by Mr Saviour Tabone.  It is being further developed to also monitor waste, transport and tree planting in order to be able to provide numerical data. All you have to do is to type in the meter reading for electricity and water at the end of each month in the orange cells and automatically you will get how many units were used up and a bar chart/graph comparing consumption between months.

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Alter Aqua Resources – Water Across the Curriculum

The Alter Aqua educational material is the result of a fruitful cooperation between the EkoSkola Team and MEdIES team from Greece with the ambition to raise awareness and sensitise the educational community on the very crucial issue of Non-Conventional Water Resources across the Mediterranean, and particularly in the Maltese Islands.

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Poeżija dwar l-użu għaqli tal-ilma

Din il-poeżija inkitbet wara li l-istudenti tal-Iskola tal-Furjana mil-Kulleġġ San Ġorġ Preca identifikaw modi kif ma jinħeliex ilma u dawn inġabru f’poeżija bis-saħħa tal-iskrivana tal-iskola stess!

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Presentation about Water Conservation – compliments: Catch the Drop Campaign

This presentation was prepared and shared by Catch The Drop Campaign within the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs.  Slides include information about the following topics: Water use Saving water Why should we conserve water? Ideas to save water Water usage habits Facts about water (Did you know?) Global water shortage Water scarcity Water as a raw material Saving water without buying new appliances Reusing water Why we should not waste water

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The Earth Dog Story – Earth Dog returns to Save the Environment

The Earth Dog Story, first published in 1992, returns as an app in iTunes and an eBook as part of the U.S. Department of Energy environmental outreach program with Weekly Reader. Earth Dog is a superhero who teaches kids about taking care of the environment.

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Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth

This book by Patty Born Selly, Published by Redleaf Press helps to educate young children about the environment through experience and play. These activities encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature.

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Road to Rio + 20 workbook – Activities and Lesson plans

This publication is designed to introduce young people to the issues that will be central to Rio+20, by first providing you with a useful context of the project (Part 1 -Overview) and then moving forward to what you and the young people you work with can do as part of a classroom or youth group activity (Part2 – Activities & Lessonplans).

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Save Our Water website

A website packed with information – how to get real about water. Ways and means to save water, how to build a water wise garden, fun ways for children to save water, and loads of water wise games.

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Take 2: The Student’s Point of View

The Take2 Youth Media Program takes advantage of today’s youthful fascination with technology to motivate active learning in environmental science, English, and media literacy. Working individually or collaborating in teams, students create short documentaries or public service announcements that are designed to inform, entertain, or advocate on issues illustrated by the footage provided.

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Catch the Drop Campaign – HSBC Water Programme and Ministry of Energy and Health

Without water, there would be no life on our planet. It is a basic requirement for all life. Yet water supplies are facing increasing demands from users. It has become a limited and vulnerable resource which is vital to protect.

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EkoSkola f’Tagħna t-Tfal – Jannar 2012

Rain water. Where does it go? Is it collected in reservoirs or valleys? Or does it run of to the sea? This story is aimed to raise the children’s curiosity about all this. How can we collect rain water?

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Games Page on the United States Environmental Protection Agency

This webpage contains links to loads of games, videos and quizzes related to the environment, energy, water, mystery solving, science, recycling, waste and much more…

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Which Switch? Game – Switch Campaign by OPM

The Office of the Prime Minister provided EkoSkola with giant size ‘snakes and ladders’ canvas games. Instead of the usual ladder there is an energy saving bulb whilst the snake has been replaced by a bolt of lightning indicating an electric shock (for those who are not energy and water conscious!). It has also hints how to use up less electricity and water…

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The very hungry school – A whole week’s work on consumption

‘The Very Hungry School’ story and associated worksheet provide a useful resource for literacy and maths work, as well as offering good preparation for ‘The Very Hungry School’ online pupil discussion.

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Earth Day Network

Teach about the history of the environmental movement with Earth Day Network’s newest curriculum unit. This online resource for all ages and users provides lesson plans, activity ideas, and digital multimedia resources for the classroom. http://www.earthday.org

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