Children's Water Education Council
c/o Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd.,
Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7
Phone: (519)748-1914
Fax: (519)748-0009
Email: rsusan@cwec.ca

Festival Activity Centres

All The Water World


Students may know that the earth is covered mainly by water, but they may not realize that only a small amount is available for human consumption. Learning that water is a limited resource helps students appreciate the need to use water resources wisely.


Earth and Space Systems, Grade 2 (Air and Water in the Environment)

Air and water are a major part of the environment.

Living things need air and water to survive.

Changes to air and water affect living things and the environment.

Our actions affect the quality of air and water, and its ability to sustain life.

  1. assess ways in which the actions of humans have an impact on the quality of air and water, and ways in which the quality of air and water has an impact on living things;
  2. investigate the characteristics of air and water and the visible/ invisible effects of and changes to air and/or water in the environment;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which air and water are used by living things to help them meet their basic needs.

Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)

Plants and animals are interdependent and are adapted to meet their needs from the resources available in their particular habitats.

Changes to habitats (whether by nature or human means) can affect plants and animals and the relationship between them.

Society relies on plants and animals

  1. investigate the interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats and communities;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationship among the plants and animals that live in them

Varied Grade levels - theme of the Festival

The Children's Water Education Council gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. With $100 million in annual funding from the province's charitable gaming initiatives, the Foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social services sectors.