18 May 2020
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Pupils Can Get to Know H2O... At Home18
We've launched a brand new Water Cycle Education Kit for parents, carers and teachers across Scotland.
During the Covid-19 pandemic most of us have now adapted to a new normal and for parents and carers of children who are not essential workers this means home schooling young children. So, we decided to create an online water cycle learning pack to help keep them busy!
Online Learning Resource Pack
Our new resource is sure to tick all the boxes as a fun and interactive learning activity that’s suitable for all primary aged pupils.
“This is a bright online resource that will help support learning and teaching of topics or lessons with a water or environmental focus. ”Kirsten Ross
Primary School Teacher
The resource can be accessed and downloaded from our website (link below) and is entirely digital. It aims to teach pupils about the water cycle and how they can help protect the environment. The pack also encourages pupils to think about the skills they have which could lead them to a future career in engineering, communication and more.
Speaking about this new offering, Kirsten Ross, a primary teacher at Meldrum Primary School in Livingston, said: “This is a bright online resource that will help support learning and teaching of topics or lessons with a water or environmental focus. The soundbites, quiz and short film are fun and engaging for pupils and the PowerPoint notes are a real timesaver.”
On completing the resource, and of course with their parents’, carers’ or teachers’ help and approval, children are being encouraged to share what they’ve learned online. Posting their content and interacting with Scottish Water on social media, it’s hoped that they can help spread Scottish Water’s key behaviour change messages to help protect the water cycle and the environment.
Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west, said: “Scottish Water’s education programme has been running for several years and, from the feedback we get, we know that it’s always well received in the classrooms. We’re delighted to now be able to make that offering to young people directly in their homes where they can learn about the water cycle and Scottish Water’s role in providing essential water and waste water services across the country. We aim to reach as many children as possible and hope they enjoy interacting with this new digital resource.”
Aligning perfectly with Science & Social Studies in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, the resource is sure to tick all the boxes as a fun and interactive learning activity that’s suitable for all primary aged pupils.