Water & Sanitation Audit – Grade 4 & 5 – Water Detectives

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 the 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: 4 & 5

Prior Knowledge: Tally system, basic mathematics (operations, measurement)

Resources Required: Water worksheets, coloured pencils/crayons, clipboards (if available), measuring jug, watch/timer

Key Concepts & Skills: Water Awareness, Analysing, Interpreting, Recording, Measuring, Planning, Creativity & Innovation.

Assessment Task (If Applicable): No

Extra Notes: Part of the lesson will need to be completed outside so it is weather dependent.

Duration: 1 Hour

Level of teacher facilitation: Low

Curriculum links: Social Sciences (Geography) – Water in South Africa; Mathematics – Operations, Measurement; Life Skills – Health & Environmental Responsibility.

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