Mission:Explore Water is a playful way for young explorers to learn about water; water is something that forms part of all of our lives. We literally could not live without it. As with all Mission:Explore resources the content is thought provoking, fun and very adaptable to suit different ages, time scales and outcomes. Thoroughly enjoyable in every way!
Get to grips with the issues that threaten our fresh water before diving in to this water based challenge. Water Explorers, part of Global Action Plan, have provided this fantastic lesson plan and resources to enable a quality scientific investigation into the health of the school pond or other nearby water source. MiniSASS stands for a Stream Assessment Scoring System and can be used to monitor the health of a pond, river or other water source and measure the general quality of the water.
This lesson discusses the properties of materials and their use in submersible design. Students will compare a variety of materials for their submersible and justify their choices. An investigation into how salt water affects materials allows pupils to make predictions, write conclusions and conduct a fair test.
Ideal as an introduction to the water cycle, this resource gives an idea for one of so many ways that the fantastically inspirational The Drop in my Drink by Meredith Hooper can be used. This resources uses this book to introduce children to the water cycle and encourages them to question something so vital.
A lesson inspired by Turkana in Kenya where for two out of three people do not have access to clean drinking water. Ditch the Dirt is part of the Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) project aiming to engage pupils, especially girls in STEM subjects.