Water Scarcity

Water Scarcity: where water is found, why it is scarce in some regions, and how to conserve it.

Where does water come from? Why is water scarcity an issue in many parts of the world? How can we conserve water? Consider these questions with these water topic lesson planning packs for KS1 and KS2.

These water scarcity mini-schemes of work for Key Stages 1 and 2 are perfect for teaching separately as standalone units of work, but they also form part of our larger Education for Social Responsibility curriculum for the whole school.

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  • Where is Water?

    Where is Water?

    Year 1

    Year 2


    This ‘Where is Water?’ scheme of work for Year 1/2 begins by encouraging your class to think about where water comes from. They will then explore the different activities in which water is used around the home, before beginning to think about whe... Read More


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  • Saving Water

    Saving Water

    Year 3

    Year 4


    Teach and learn about the importance of saving the finite resource of water in this three-lesson scheme of work for Year 3 and 4. Discover the virtual uses of water that can increase our water footprint and learn about situations of water scarcity. C... Read More


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  • Water In Our World

    Water In Our World

    Year 5

    Year 6


    What are some of the ethical and environmental problems associated with the bottled water industry? What are the alternatives to using bottled water? These questions are posed in the first of three lessons, where children will learn more about some o... Read More


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