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The main objective of the project was to create awareness amongst students about importance of water in our life

and conservation of water resources.

This project was intended to allow grade 4 students to understand the importance of water and how they can conserve water. The students were divided into 4 teams of 10 students of mixed gender, ability and skills.

How does water affect our life?

Q1. Why is water so important? Q2. What if there was no water? Q3. What are the uses of water? Q4. How can we conserve water? Q5. How does water become polluted? Q6. How can we prevent water pollution? Q7. How is water supplied to our houses? Q8. How can we be careful with water use? Q9. What can happen if we drink polluted water? Q10. How can we make water at home safe for drinking?

The learning objectives are: 1.To understand the uses of water. 2. To observe the sources of water. 3.To find causes of water pollution and how can we prevent water from being polluted. 4. To make water safe for drinking and protect ourselves from water borne diseases. 5. To bring awareness about need for water conservation. 6. To use water judiciously. 7.To organize awareness campaign on water conservation in school, at home and in the neighbourhood.

Cooperative groupwork Individual and group research Use of ICT to communicate knowledge and understanding Use of thinking tools Open ended tasks

The class was divided into 4 groups of 10 students each of mixed gender, ability and skills.

Library CD's LCD Projector Stationery items Printer Scanners Digital camera Internet connection DVD's Banners etc.

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Learning guide Facilitator Mentor Provides guidance and feedback Encourages Student thinking Help students to solve problems Making student accountable for their decisions Co-learner.

Creativity- Art and craft/drawing Communication- Listening, viewing and responding Team Work- Students worked in groups of mixed gender and ability Critical thinking- Inquiry based research and awareness on conservation of water Initiative- Organising awareness campaign in the school

and neighbourhood.
Problem solving- Solving the problem of scarcity and shortage of water by conserving it.

Students with special needsStudents worked in groups and cooperative group settings provided opportunities for peer mentoring.

Gifted studentsOpen ended tasks and thinking tools facilitated high order thinking skills and the gifted high achievers were given opportunity to do extended research.

The project involved the following steps: Briefing of students Formation of groups of mixed ability ICT training Research by students Survey Awareness campaign

The students were shown a video on water conservation and were told about the importance of water in our day to day life. We had discussion about water, its uses and its importance. We also talked about the drought that our country was experiencing. We began to share our concerns and ways in which we could help with the conservation of water. We also discussed ways to save water in our classroom, in our school and our homes They were then briefed about project requirements. The students were divided into groups of mixed ability and group leaders were appointed.

The students were trained on working on computers and carrying out internet research using various search engines.

The students carried out internet and library research on water. They collected information on sources of water, uses of water, conservation of water, water cycle, rainwater harvesting and water pollution. They also prepared PowerPoint Presentations. Sample PPTs are attached.

An intensive survey of water consumption in the school, at home and in the neighborhood was conducted. The students observed the leaking taps and overflowing tanks in the school. They also observed the water joints during recess time and found that many students were wasting water during its use.

A survey was also conducted by students in their neighbourhood to find out the water purification methods used for drinking water and the number of family members who had suffered from any water borne diseases such as diarrhea, loose motions, vomiting, Jaundice, stomach ache during last two months. The survey revealed that mostly the families where direct unfiltered water was used for drinking purpose suffered from water borne diseases.

The students demonstrated preparation of ORS to other students and their neighbours. They highlighted the importance of ORS to prevent dehydration during diarrhea.

Students preparing ORS

The students organized a campaign to bring about awareness on saving water in school , at home and In the neighbourhood. The students spoke about water conservation, pollution of water in the morning assembly. They chanted slogans on saving water.

The students composed poems and recited them. They also prepared display material on water such as posters , slogans and charts . They also decorated the display board.

POSTER

Made by: Jayesh IVC KV NO:3 Delhi Cantt

Students checking water taps

Save Water, Save Life


Water is very Precious, dont waste it. Save every drop of Water Close Taps after use Do not leave taps open while brushing teeth.

Drink clean and pure boiled filtered water


Deepak Pant IVC

I pledge to save water. I will never waste water. I will not contaminate the drinking water. I will not pollute the precious water resources. I wont hesitate to tell my neighbours and others the sad state of water in our holy

rivers, lakes, tanks, wells, streams and request them not to pollute them.
I pledge to conserve every drop of water that I can. I pledge to tell people not to clutter drains with garbage. I pledge that I will practice good sanitation and hygiene.

I pledge to celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd every year and let people
know about the importance of conserving water and not polluting our precious water bodies.

This project has helped in development of 21st century skills such as team work , survey, communication , ICT , inquiry based research and problem solving. It has created an awareness about need for water conservation , drinking safe water and using water judiciously. It has brought about desirable social change and empowered children to be good citizens . Use of technology has helped students develop critical thinking, problem solving and high order thinking skills.

The project helped to deliver knowledge about importance of water as source of life and awareness on conservation of water resources. The project also helped in development of 21st century skills such as Team Work Communication Integrating communication technology Inquiry based research. Survey

This has led to higher level of student motivation and interest and enhanced learning. Students acquired in depth knowledge . The use of ICT has helped in the development of high order thinking skills. The students acquired knowledge beyond the normal scope of textbook information. This has helped my students develop life long learning skills and prepare them for the 21st century.

The project has addressed real life problems such as:


Q1. Why is water so important? Q2. What if there was no water? Q3. What are the uses of water? Q4. How can we conserve water? Q5 . How does water become polluted? Q6. How can we prevent water pollution? Q7. How is water supplied to our houses? Q8. How can we be careful with water use? Q9. What can happen if we drink polluted water? Q10. How can we make water at home safe for drinking?

Project : Water, Every Drop Counts


Teacher Name : Mrs Sangeeta Shukramani

_____POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
Marks Category Content Excellent (4) Covers topic in-depth with details and examples. Subject knowledge is excellent. Good (3) Includes essential knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Satisfactory (2) Includes essential information about the topic but there are 1-2 factual errors. Needs Improvement(1) Content is minimal OR there are several factual errors.

Organization

Content is well Uses headings or Content is logically organized using bulleted lists to organized for the most part. headings or bulleted lists organize, but the to group related overall organization of material. topics appears flawed.

There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts.

Presentation

Well-rehearsed with smooth delivery that holds audience attention.

Rehearsed with fairly smooth delivery that holds audience attention most of the time.

Delivery not smooth, but Delivery not smooth and able to maintain interest audience attention often of the audience most of lost. the time.

Attractiveness Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation.

Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance to presentation.

Makes use of font, color, Use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. but graphics, effects etc. but occasionally these detract these often distract from the presentaion content. from the presentation content.

Team Work

The workload is divided The workload is divided and shared equally by all and shared fairly by all team members. team members, though workloads may vary from person to person.

The workload was The workload was not divided, but one person in divided OR several the group is viewed as people in the group are not doing his/her fair viewed as not doing their share of the work. fair share of the work.

PROJECT REPORT RUBRIC


Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary

10

Score

Topic

Somewhat related

Remotely related

Somewhat relevant

Directly relevant

Organization

Not organized, Organized, events Some organization, events jump around, start events make no are somewhat and end are unclear sense jumpy

Good organization, events are logically ordered.

Quality of Information

Unable to find specific details

Details are somewhat sketchy

Some details are Supporting non-supporting to details specific to the subject subject

Grammar & Spelling

Very frequent grammar and/or spelling errors

More than two errors

Only one or two errors

Grammar and spelling are correct

Interest Level

Needs descriptive words

Vocabulary is constant, details lack color

Vocabulary is varied, supporting details need work

Vocabulary varied, supporting details vivid

ART AND CRAFT RUBRIC


Dimensions 10 6 3 0

Poster/Drawing/mod el (Creativity)

Is

creative

, and

Is

creative

and

Is

creative

and It is not creative and


not colourful too

colourful informative .

colourful

colourful

(Quality effectiveness)

and

It

is

of It

excellent is very

It is of very good It is of good quality It is not of good quality. attractive effective. It is and
but not very quality and is not effective. effective.

quality.

attractive and very effective.

Oral Presentation Rubric


Your Name: _________________ Group Topic :__________________________ Group Members:___________________________________________________
Possible Points SelfAssessment Teacher Assessment Oral Presentation Rubric Provided depth in coverage of topic. Presentation was well planned and coherent. Presenters were models of

10 10

thoughtfulness. Personal experience


integrated appropriate. where relevant and and

10

Explanations

reasons given for conclusions.

Communication aids were clear and


useful. Bibliographic information for others was complete. Total Possible Points

10 10 50

Rate each category according to the following scale: 9-10 = excellent, 7-8 = very good, 5-6 = good, 3-4 = satisfactory, 1-2 = poor, and 0 = unsatisfactory

Water is one of the most amazing substances on our planet. Did you know that every single living thing needs water? It is in each of the cells in our bodies and in the bodies of all plants, animals and other creatures.

Drinking and cooking Brushing your teeth Cleaning (clothes, dishes, floors, sinks etc.) Bathing and showering Flushing the toilet Plants and animals

Take only required quantity of water that you can drink. Use extra water for plants and animals

* Turn off the water while brushing teeth. * Dont let the water run while washing your hands.

Fill the washing machine with a full load. Dont wash clothes that are not dirty.

Take short showers . If bathing dont fill the bucket till the top. Install a low flow shower head.. Use water to wet, turn off the water to lather and turn back on to rinse.

Dont use toilet as a trash can. If your toilet is leaking get it fixed.

Water early in the morning or late in the evening. Use water efficient sprinklers. Only water lawns when dry.

Rain Water Harvesting


The rainwater that falls on the rooftops can be harvested for groundwater recharge using appropriate techniques. This method may be applied for the roofs of existing houses/buildings as well as those to be constructed by DDA or other agencies in future.

www.wateruseitwisely.com/ http://www.kidzone.ws/water/index.html http://www.water-conservation.co.uk/ http://www.waterwise.org.uk/ http://www.ukrha.org/ http://www.unwater.org/wwd07/downloads/gallery01/ gallery1.html