Teacher guide Water quality and the Murray-Darling Basin

TLF ID M019056

This lesson sequence examines the issue of water quality in the Murray-Darling Basin: why it is important, what are the indicators of water quality and ways to monitor water quality. It includes a teacher PowerPoint presentation, separate teacher notes and a student worksheet. This lesson sequence is one in a series exploring aspects of the Murray-Darling Basin. It is suitable to be used as a stand-alone resource or combined with other lesson sequences in the series.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable due to its relevance to the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the year 7 geography curriculum. It examines the quantity and variability of water supply in the Murray-Darling Basin, ways to overcome water scarcity and the causes and responses to hydrological hazards.
  • This resource is also valuable due to its relevance to the Biological sciences sub-strand of the years 6 and 9 and the Earth and space sciences sub-strand of the year 7 science curriculum by examining the water cycle and how the physical environment affects living things.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.mdba.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.mdba.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
Rights
  • © Murray–Darling Basin Authority 2015. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons BY 3.0 Australia license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en