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Children in some parts of the world have to walk for hours to fetch water for the family's daily use. In this team relay, students race through an obstacle course with a bucket of water to experience what it is like for children on their water fetching journeys.


Earth and Space Systems, Grade 2 (Air and Water in the Environment)
Air and water are a major part of the environment.
Living things need air and water to survive.
Changes to air and water affect living things and the environment.
Our actions affect the quality of air and water, and its ability to sustain life.

  1. assess ways in which the actions of humans have an impact on the quality of air and water, and ways in which the quality of air and water has an impact on living things;
  2. investigate the characteristics of air and water and the visible/ invisible effects of and changes to air and/or water in the environment;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which air and water are used by living things to help them meet their basic needs.


Canada and World Connections, Grade 3 (Urban and Rural Communities)
Students describe similarities and differences between urban and rural communities.
They investigate geographic and environmental factors that influence the development of different communities.
They also examine how communities interact with each other and the environment to meet human needs.

  1. identify and compare distinguishing features of urban and rural communities; 
  2. use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate geographic information about urban and rural communities;
  3. explain how communities interact with each other and the environment to meet human needs.

Earth and Space Systems, Grade 5 (Conservation of Energy and Resources

Choices about using energy and resources have both immediate and long-term impacts.

Conservation (reducing our use of energy and resources) is one way of reducing the impacts of using energy and resources.

  1. analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resources use on society and the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources; 


This activity is part of the Water Attitude Theme.