In this online PD session recorded on 5 November 2015, primary school teacher Angela Schipper shares how she adapted resources from several contexts and science stories in the Science Learning Hub to explore water pollution with her primary students.

Thank you very much, what wonderful resources, well presented.


This PLD session was based on the legacy Science Learning Hub however all the resources are still available on our new-look Science Learning Hub site.

Angela talks about the importance of the water cycle and of understanding the science concepts related to water (including how pollutants get into water). She also describes how to build an aquifer model in the classroom. Barb Ryan shares some Hub resources on freshwater and marine pollution.

Great resources and information.


See links above to view the video of this professional development session (we recommend downloading the video) and also links to download the:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • index for the PowerPoint and video.

Activity ideas

In this PD session, one of the participants said “Wow, simple, graphic!” when shown the video Point source contamination. Watch this video and the Non-point source contamination video and then use the following activities, which show how to build simple and effective models with students of all ages.

Useful link

Enviroschools is a programme that works with schools and communities to support environmental learning and action.

    Published 13 November 2015