Blue gold

Earth, the Blue Planet, is covered by seas, oceans, lakes and waterways. There seems to be no shortage of this extraordinary and unique natural resource: water. Nevertheless, we will learn about the importance of taking care of this small H2O molecule through four exciting workshops. Come drink up all this knowledge!

 On the menu:

1) Water cycle (60 min)

2) St. Lawrence River (60 min)

3) Rivers of the world (60 min)

4) Drinking water and wastewater (60 min)

Objectives at the elementary level:

  • Describe where Earth’s water comes from.
  • Describe the stages of the water cycle and the different types of precipitation.
  • Identify the natural freshwater sources and the natural sources of salt water.
  • Illustrate the importance of the five Great Lakes of the US and Canada.
  • Classify the different stages of a method for shoreline preservation of the St. Lawrence River
  • Do a classroom research on eight rivers of the world (Amazon, Senegal, Niger, Tigris and Euphrates, Mekong, the Ganges and Yangtze) and report the findings.
  • Describe how water quality impacts the environment and individuals.
  • Describe the different stages of distribution of drinking water and wastewater treatment.
  • Describe how humans adapted to their environment to gain access to drinking water and treat wastewater.

Our needs

  • A sink must be available close to the classes where the animation activities will take place.
  • Access to an electrical outlet is required.
  • Access to IWB is required to view two brief videos (drinking water and wastewater).
  • If there is little time between animation activities, it is strongly recommended to set them up in the same area.
  • 5 teams must be formed before the science animator arrives. (St. Lawrence River)
  • 8 teams must be formed before the science animator arrives. (Rivers of the world)

Additional charges

  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • In 60-minute workshops, if there are more than 5 groups on schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.



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