DRIVING QUESTION: Does water always win?
Many of us take water for granted. In the UK, we can turn a tap and clean water flows from it instantly. But have you ever stopped to consider what it is exactly? Where it comes from? And just how important is it?
In this theme students will be encouraged to consider many of the processes on Earth in which water is involved. They will examine water in its role as:
- A chemical that is recycled and supports life
- A physical force that shapes landscapes and impacts life
- A source of comfort and aid
- A link between all aspects of the natural world
Life would not exist without water. But there are many instances where human activities can affect the quality of water. Students will examine the causes and effects of pollution on the quality of water and the impact that this has on ecosystems. They will question which has the most power – water, or the life that it supports – by considering the driving question: Does water always win?