Video The water cycle in the Murray-Darling Basin

TLF ID M019580

This 12 minute video explains the water cycle in the context of the Murray Darling Basin and the great variability in rainfall in the region causing frequent floods and droughts. It highlights the importance of the rivers in the Murray Darling Basin for agriculture, environmental health, water supply, habitat for migratory birds and for cultural, spiritual and aesthetic values. It discusses how water can be used wisely and how the water quality of the rivers in the basin can be maintained.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable because of its relevance to the Earth and space sciences sub-strand of the year 7 science curriculum. It examines how water is a renewable resource that cycles through the Murray Darling Basin. It is also valuable for the 'Water in the world' unit of study in the year 7 geography curriculum because it addresses the quantity and variability of Australia's water resources and the economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of water for people in the Murray Darling Basin.
  • This resource is of some value for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority because it discusses the special connection to Country for Aboriginal people in this region.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray Darling Association
  • Organization: Murray Darling Association
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Copyright 2012 MDA. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY licence