Drink the Waterways


Why is Water so important to us? What is the role we play in preventing our local waterways from changing from a crystal stream to a mucky drain? How do we keep it clean?

SESSION activities

  • What is the Murray Darling Basin?
  • Where is the Murray Darling Basin?
  • Cleaning up our mess.

SCIENCE EDUCATOR demonstrations

  • Why do we need the Murray Darling Basin?
  • Types of Pollution in our waterways.
  • Helping our animals in polluted waterways.

STUDENT experiments

  • Cleaning up our muddy waters (using specific chemicals).
  • Using and observing how filters work to clean up water.









Australian curriculum

Yr F-2  Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)

Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)

People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)


Yr 3 -4 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)

With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS065 )


Yr 5-6 The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)


With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS231)

victorian curriculum

Yr F-2 People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)

Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)


Yr 3-4 Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)


 Yr  5-6 Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules (VCSIS082)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)

Drink the wareways