When Water Lost Her Way

Written & illustrated by Meg Humphrys

Education Packs

Lesson plans are based on achievement standards of the Australian curriculum

helping you explore the water cycle from the story in the classroom or at home 

Exploring the water cycle 

Lesson plans to help use When Water Lost Her Way in the classroom or at home. All plans focus on relevant parts of the story for group discussion based on the Australian Curriculum and reference the Victorian curriculum where possible. 

 

Each lesson plan has optional extension activities and supporting external web resources.

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LESSON
plan
learning objective

Explore the different ways water looks in the sky and landscape & how it can change & affect our life. Expand (Yr 2) on where the earths water stores are & the challenges we face  in managing our water supplies sustainably.

foundation
YEAR 2

Explore the way water changes between solid and liquid in response to different temperature.  Investigate the unique properties of water and how these can influence the environment in different ways.

YEAR 3 YEAR 4
YEAR 3 YEAR 4

Explore water as it cycles between a solid, liquid and gas from changes in temperature. Investigate how the sun's energy drives the process of evaporation and how living things adapt to survive in their environment.

YEAR 5 YEAR 6
MAIN 
australian/ victorian
curriculum
links
extension
activities

Investigate the water cycle outdoors through observation & using the senses

explore the water cycle outdoors

Experiment with ice, and mixing different materials into liquid water

experiment with water using the senses

Draw, use different materials to build or create a song  about water cycle

make your own water cycle

Investigate fresh vs saline water stores & the challenges for water management

water quality & water management challenges (Yr 2)

supporting resources

Construct your own water cycle and measure the results

build your own water cycle

Construct your own water cycle and measure the results

build your own water cycle

Explore the solubility of water & its different behaviour as a solid or liquid

explore the properties of water

Explore the solubility of water & its different behaviour as a solid or liquid and gas

explore the properties of water

Investigate fresh vs saline water stores & the challenges for water management

water quality & water management challenges

Investigate fresh vs saline water stores & the challenges for water management

water quality & water management challenges

Expand knowledge of the solubility of water &  global water quality challenges

global water issues

Explore how living things make adaptations to survive in their environment

adaptations of living things