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1 Filbert Frog and his disappearing pond. Ben Harvey Alicia Griffin Cassandra Stewart

2 My pond is a lovely place, where I have lots of room to move and plenty of friends. You see my pond is the TOWNSVILLE DAMTOWNSVILLE DAM. It is located a 20 km SW of Townsville CBD, is 750 sq km’s big and holds 234,000 mega litres of water. majorprojects/rossriverdamupg Ben

3 s/water/dam_levels/graphs Ben Only a few months ago my pond was so full it was overflowing. But every year the water level drops down to a low level. overflowing So I went on a search to find out why. And I found some pipes taking water from my pond. I followed them and they led too

4 Ben A Water Treatment Plant!Water Treatment Plant! There I learnt that my pond gives water to the homes and businesses of Townsville. 150MegaLitres of water a day is being processed by this one water plant everyday. Townsville That's A LOT OF WATER! So I hopped on to the homes to find out what people are doing with all my water.

5 And I found people wasting water everywherewater everywhere! In there homes In there homes they were: Leaving the taps running whilst brushing their teeth. Using old appliances that use lots of water – like top loader washing machines which use 176L every wash. Having long showers. Peeling vegies under running water Cassie ouring_sheet

6 Picture =water running down the gutter I went outside in the gardens and found more water being wastedwater being wasted. Watering in the middle of the day. Hoses left to on Sprinklers watering the pathways and not the grass Cassie

7 I noticed outside a large sign and found out that the Townsville council has some regulations in place to help with the sustainability of the water use in the area. They also have some other projects on the way – like replacing the real grass on medium strips to fake grass to cut down on watering. regulations Cassie

8 All that water wastage effects my pond. So I thought I’d tell the people of Townsville some ways to save water inside save water inside their homes. Install water saving taps and shower heads and have shorter showers. Use more energy efficient appliances such as front loader washers which only use 67L of water per wash Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth Alicia

9 Outside they can save water save water by Watering in the early morning or late in the evening when its cooler – so less water is evaporated by the hot sun Mulch their gardens to retain more water for the plants Wash their cars on the lawn %20Water%20Education%20-%20Year%205%20Fun%20Activity%20Book.pdf Alicia

10 _unit1.pdf If every person in the city does there bit to save some water than my pond will have heaps of water in it all year round.every person

11 Essential Learning's by the end of yr 5 Science WAYS OF WORKING Reflect on learning to identify new understandings and future applications. Reflect on and identify different points of view and consider other people’s values relating to science Collect and organise data, information and evidence Evaluate information and evidence to support data gathered from activities and investigations Select and use tools, technologies and materials suited to the activities and investigations Draw conclusions that are supported by evidence, reproducible data and established scientific concepts KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING Science as a human endeavour Science relates to students’ own experiences and activities in the community. Scientific ideas can be used to explain the development and workings of everyday items Science can help to make natural, social and built environments sustainable and may influence personal human activities Science can contribute to people’s work and leisure Earth and beyond Changes and patterns in different environments and space have scientific explanations. The earth, solar system and universe are dynamic systems e.g. the idea that planets orbit the sun and moons orbit planets can be used to explain day and night and the phases of the moon. Changes to the surface of the earth or the atmosphere have identifiable causes, including human and natural activity e.g. weathering and erosion; air pollution Life and living Living things have features that determine their interactions with the environment. Living things have relationships with other living things and their environment

12 Essential Learning's by the end of yr 5 SOSE WAYS OF WORKING plan investigations based on questions and inquiry models collect and organise information and evidence evaluate sources of information and evidence to determine different perspectives, and distinguish facts from opinions draw and justify conclusions based on information and evidence communicate descriptions, decisions and conclusions, using text types selected to match audience and purpose share opinions, identify possibilities and propose actions to respond to findings apply strategies to influence decisions or behaviours and to contribute to groups reflect on and identify personal actions and those of others to clarify values associated with social justice, the democratic process, sustainability and peace reflect on learning to identify new understandings and future applications. KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING Place and space Environments are defined and changed by interactions between people and places Interactions between people and places affect the physical features of the land, biodiversity, water and atmosphere e.g. population increases that cause overcrowding, habitat removal, water shortages and air pollution. Physical features of environments influence the ways in which people live and work in communities Sustainability of local natural, social and built environments can be influenced by positive and negative attitudes and behaviours Political and economic systems Communities have developed decision-making systems that include principles and values formed over time Economic systems allocate resources, and are based on the principle that while resources are limited, needs and wants are unlimited e.g. using resources for things that are needed for survival, and also for things that make life enjoyable

13 References  Bundaberg regional council. (2010). Water wise: water education- year 5 fun activity book. Retrieved from  Department of environment and resource management. (2010). Activity sheets for children: Saving water at home. Retrieved from  Department of environment and resource management. (2010). Water, Learn it for life: years 4 to 5 unit 1. Retrieved from  How to draw guide: Draw a frog – How to draw a cartoon frog. (2009). Retrieved from  Queensland government. (2010). Science ELs – yr 5. Retrieved from  Queensland government. (2010). SOSE ELs – yr 5. Retrieved from  SA Water. (2004). Water treatment. Retrieved from  Townsville city council. (2008). Dam water levels. Retrieved from  Townsville city council.(2009). Ross river dam upgrade project. Retrieved from  Townsville city council.(2009). Wastewater treatment plants. Retrieved from  Townsville city council. (2009). Water leaks: Indoor water audit. Retrieved from  Townsville city council.(2009). Water restrictions. Retrieved from  UK water industry. (2009). The water family. Retrieved from  Water corporation.(2010). Fun stuff: Water vs. waste game. Retrieved from


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