In this programme, we will introduce children to the water cycle and allow them to explore the processes of the condensation, evaporation and precipitation through a range of practical experiments and activities.
By considering water as a finite resource, children will be introduced to the ideas of conservation and will consider some of the issues surrounding supplying clean drinking water to a growing population. They will also make links with local members of the community and explore water in the area through outdoor learning.
Each week children will further develop their skills and independence while carrying out investigations and hypothesising outcomes. Children will advance their scientific enquiry skills and have a better understanding of their role as a global citizen.
Describe water in its solid, liquid and gaseous state.
List the main events in the water cycle and describe these.
Explain where evaporation and condensation are involved in the water cycle.
To be able to use the words condensation and precipitation to explain why it rains.
To be able to use the words evaporation and condensation to explain why clouds form.
Explain some of the steps involved in cleaning water.
To suggest ways to remove dirt from water.
List different types of flooding and explain what causes these.
Describe how flooding affects communities.
Explain the causes and effects of water population.
2 hours per week for 8 weeks in Term 4
7 - 11 year olds