In 5th class in St Joseph’s NS we began with lesson 1 ‘Water Water Everywhere’. The class could not believe how much of our Earth is covered in water and that only 3% of it is fresh water. We have to share this 3% of fresh water for all living things including plants, animals and humans.
After discussing how little fresh water we have the class began to think abut the ways they could conserve their water use. They discussed turning off taps when they’re not being used and choosing to shower instead of filling a bath. They created some fabulous posters with their ideas.
The class also looked at the Water Cycle. They learned that the water we use today is the same water that was here when dinosaurs roamed the Earth because of the water cycle constantly recycling water. The children drew the Water Cycle and were able to explain each stage.