Our Grade 5/6 students enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day out at Edendale Farm on Tuesday 15th August as part of their STEM and Inquiry units on Water.
The Edendale educators, Carolyn and Ryan, first took us on a tour of the farm, where we met the chickens, goats and sheep. The group then split into two and we each took turns in a variety of water-focused activities.
The students learned to conduct water quality testing and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of the dam and creek waters by the farm. They also learned about the criteria that determine water quality, such as salinity, turbidity and pH levels.
Students also engaged in discussion about water conservation strategies and preservation of water sources, especially during times of drought, by utilising water-saving shower heads and engaging in sensible use of water in our daily lives.
Overall, we all learned a great deal about water and its challenges, and how we can all do our part in preserving our sources for future use.