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Water In My World - Stage 1

Water is used by people in their daily lives. In this excursion, students discover natural and built water sources and how this valuable resource can be used sustainably. Students complete hands-on activities, including dip netting, designing and making a water harvesting model, and making natural water maps. 

This excursion supports the Earth and Space and Material World strands of the Stage 1 NSW K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus and is compatible with Primary Connection’s unit ‘Water Works’. 

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Stage 1


Bowden Centre


2 hours


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Excursion key themes:

  • Earth’s resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways 
  • Water quality and sustainability

Students will:

  • Go dip netting to discover the macroinvertebrate life living in our ponds, and what they mean for the health of the ecosystem
  • Work in a group to create a water harvesting model using various man-made and natural materials. Students are challenged to collect as much water in bucket within a given time frame. Groups compare water volumes and what this amount can be used for in regards to toilet flush, bath, dishwasher, and so on, followed by discussion of water saving methods.
  • Discover natural and built water features within the Australian Botanic Garden


  • Earth and Space
    • Recognises observable changes occuring in the sky and on the landand identifies Earth resources (ST1-10ES-S)
  • Working Scientifically
    • Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas (ST1-1WS-S)