Celebrate water with a mystery photo challenge, a game of “Sun, sun, rain”, and an art project that reinforces how we can conserve this precious resource.
Get students thinking about all the ways we use water in our lives. Can your class guess the objects in this online mystery photo quiz? Hint: They are all pictures of different living things that (like us) need water to grow. Get your class up and moving with a water-themed version of "Duck, duck, goose" and then share what they've learned about water conservation by decorating their own “turn it off” reminders.
A single screen and laptop is used for watching the video and answering questions together as a class.
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Our activities provide a link to the core competencies of the curriculum. The activities engage students in sharing ideas and solutions, using play to share water with plants, and creativity to remind us to save water.
The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Physical and Health Education, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts.
In B.C., we are powered by water. The electrical system stretches across each region of the province and the traditional territories of Indigenous Nations. We have 30 hydroelectric plants and a network of over 80,000 kilometres of power lines that transport electricity from our generating stations over mountain tops, through river valleys to homes and businesses in B.C. We have the cleanest generation in Western North America and amongst the lowest greenhouse gas emissions of any utility in North America.
We recognize that while water is core to our business, it also holds spiritual and cultural values to Indigenous Nations, and environmental importance to all communities in B.C. We’ll work together to protect the province’s water resources and honour these multiple uses and values as we move forward. Check out Environmental responsibility for ways BC Hydro is protecting and sharing the resource.
Young people take action at school, in their community and at home. We can empower them using simple concepts of sharing and conservation to encourage them to spread this message.
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