This program explores the factors that make up our water systems. Throughout the program, students will understand that water is crucial to life on earth and that water is a valuable resource that needs to be managed sustainably.
Students will assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the sustainability of water at home and in the community. They will do an activity to learn about the embedded water use in our everyday items.
Students will gain an understanding of water conservation measures that are used at Kortright as they pertain to groundwater, surface water and watersheds in general. They will discuss the water conservation systems that are part of the Archetype Sustainable houses, and will visit a natural wetland where they will dip for invertebrates, many of which are indicator species of wetland health.
Full Day | April to October
• Matter and Energy – Grade 8: Fluids
• Life Systems – Grade 8: Water Systems