The Power of Water

Water is an exceptionally finite resource which will become scarcer with the growth of the human population. We are required to develop innovative solutions for environmental challenges that relate to water consumption and conservation. This module looks at the fundamentals of water and some of the key and pressing challenges we are set to face as a global population. 
This module involves creative and design thinking in its approach to learning more about water broadly. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
3 x presentations
3 x teacher’s notes
1 x sample answer sheets
Learner resources2 x worksheets
3 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments2 x practical activities
1 x solution design activity

Module key questions

  • What are some key areas of concern related to our sustainable use of Earth’s water resources?
  • How do personal habits matter in terms of a larger ecology?
  • What is the difference between physical and economic water scarcity?
  • How do different populations around the world depend on, value, and interact with water?
  • What impact have water-conservation designs had on local, regional, and global communities?
  • Do people who have a lot of water resources have a responsibility to help those who do not?
  • How can we use biomimicry and design thinking to identify innovative ways of using our water resources efficiently?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 9 – 10 | 14-16 years
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandHealth and Environmental Responsibility
Climate Geography
Natural Resources and Conservation
Sub-topicsWater Conservation
Design thinking and innovation
Sustainable Development

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).

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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

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