Water Catchment

Standing in a natural basin, students are challenged to investigate the relationship of landfall and flora to discover a water catchment area. Students will understand the process of the moving water and present ideas and structures that may harness this water resource that is needed for community needs.

Outcomes and Indicators

Living Things S3.3Identifies, describes and evaluates the interactions between living things and their effects on the environment. Built Environments BE S3.1Creates and evaluates built environments demonstrating consideration of sustainability, aesthetic, cultural, safety and functional issues.
Investigating S3.7Conducts their own investigations and makes judgements based on the results of observing, questioning, planning, predicting, testing, collecting, recording and analysing data, and drawing conclusions. Evaluates an existing water course.Devise a means for harnessing the water for domestic use, eg. At the campsite. Discusses the environmental impact of a dam on a local waterway.
Design and Make S3.8Develops and resolves a design task by planning, implementing, managing and evaluating design processes. Works collaboratively to evaluate the process used to design and construct a dam
Using Technology S3.9Evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigating and designing tasks. Investigates a local water catchment area to devise a strategy for harnessing water. Prepares arguments about the potential effects of a new technology, eg A dam on living things.


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