Year 2

Water works

Inquire about the ways we use one of Earth’s most precious resources - water. Explore the movement of water throughout the school and across a landscape. Investigate use of water in different occupations, and suggest responsible management of water at school and beyond.

Water works addresses the AC Science Understanding ACSSU032 Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways, in the context of water use at school and home.

Explore our new sequences for Year 2 aligned to AC V9

Water works provides students with hands-on opportunities to:

  • develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, a precious natural resource
  • explore how water is used and how to use it responsibly
  • increase awareness of where water comes from, and how it moves across the landscape

Students apply their new learning by:

  • planning and conducting an investigation of people’s use and management of water

Linking science with literacy

In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development. In Water works students represent and explain their understanding about how Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways, by creating these representations:

  • Map
  • Labelled diagram
  • Role-play
  • Storyboard
  • Factual text
  • Graph
  • Interview
  • Factual recount
  • Word wall

This is a classic Primary Connections sequence aligned with the Australian Curriculum V8.4. It is only available as a downloadable package.

The Water works sequence package includes all the resources you need to teach this sequence, including:

  • The Water works unit PDF
  • Equipment list
  • Australian Curriculum v8.4 alignment
  • Student eResource sheets
  • Assessment resources:
    • Assessment rubrics
    • Work samples
    • Student self-assessment
    • Achievement standard class checklist

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