Water Cycle Yoga
We understand that people have a range of learning styles and that some students are kinesthetic or tactile learners - they learn best in a hands-on session while physically moving and doing. The Water Cycle Yoga Session is designed to help tactile learners process and retain information about the water cycle.
For school aged children, yoga and mindfulness can reduce anxiety and stress. Yoga has also been shown to improve:
• physical and mental health
• balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity
• focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behaviour
We hope you enjoy sharing this yoga session with your students. No materials are required; students will need some room to move and lie down.
There are 2 versions:
13 minutes, when students are calm and ready for yoga.
18 minutes, begins with a 'shake your sillies out' exercise
Have you used this with your students? Let us know!
When Water Lost Her Way
To celebrate Curious Creatures, Wild Minds Book Week in 2020 we worked with Meg Humphrys, author and illustrator of When Water Lost Her Way. The book features the water cycle and a very curious creature – a cave salamander! Meg combined her interests in art and science to create a fictional story about a scientific process. Upper Primary, Science & English.
View the audiobook online.
Water cycle meditation - written and produced by Meg Humphrys
What happens when science meets dessert? An edible aquifer, of course! An aquifer is a collection of wet, underground rocks that allow water to pass through them slowly. Presented by Meg Humphrys and produced by Coliban Water.
To purchase copies of the book and further teacher resources visit the publisher.
Taps and Toilets
Your students will become engineers in our Taps and Toilets simulation. We will send you instructions and materials at no charge. You will also need scissors, tape, cups or bowls (optional, to show students where the hills are) and coloured straws or paper for pipes. Email us for details.
Home Learning: Water Cycle Unit
Learn about the water cycle with a mix of online and hands-on activities:
- Read ‘The story of a raindrop’ online
- Dance the water cycle with ‘Go Noodle’
- Play South East Water's online water cycle game
- Use Goulburn Valley Water's instructions to Make the Water Cycle - you'll need a ziplock bag, food dye, printer or permanent texta
- Make a terrarium (PDF 90.29 KB)- you'll need rocks, soil, small plant (succulents work well), bottle cap, sand and a jar with lid
- Write a water haiku poem (PDF 570 KB) - Master the art of Haiku poetry! Just 3 short lines and fun to write.
Page 1 - How does water get into my tap?
Page 2 - Spot 10 differences
Page 3 - Pipe Maze
Page 5 - Water word search
Page 6 - Spot 7 differences
Page 10-11 - Clueless crossword
Page 12-13 - Saving Water in the House and Garden
Page 14 - Dot to Dot
Page 15 - Bin it, Don't flush it
Last updated on 19 Apr 2021