Water Harvester Design Challenge

Water, water, everywhere... but can you conserve it for your school garden?

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 9

Subject: D&T

Resource Overview

Encourage your pupils to think about the importance of saving water, whilst using their problem-solving skills at the same time, with this fantastic challenge from practical Action. This resource supports pupils to design, make and evaluate a water harvesting system for their school garden, in order to be conserve water and make their school more sustainable!

An ideal activity for an eco or STEM team, this investigation would also work perfectly with an enthusiastic Key Stage Two class.

Find out more online, at http://practicalaction.org/design-challenge-water-harvesting.

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Curriculum Objectives

  • Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.