Catchment to Coast Audit – Grade 6 & 7 – Got to Catch Them All

Activity Introduction

An audit is a technique that through unbiased exploration helps establish the baseline levels of a particular facet of an organisation (your school in this case). Once baseline has been ascertained, you can move to improve wherever you fell short. To perform an environmental audit, one is required to investigate, measure, analyse and evaluate our environment, in an unbiased way using a resource or activity.

Grade: 6 & 7

Prior Knowledge: Scientific method

Resources Required: Catchment to Coast audit worksheet, pens, coloured pencils, paper, plastic containers, a small bowl, different types of soil, wood chips, leaves, rocks, water, and blocks of varying sizes

Key Concepts & Skills: Water, Catchments, Numeracy, Investigating, Analysing, Recording, Planning, Creativity & Innovation, Collaboration

Assessment Task (If Applicable): No

Extra Notes: Part of the lesson is outside so is weather dependent

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Natural Sciences and Technology – Matter and Materials; Social Sciences (Geography) – Water in South Africa

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