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

Low Salt Diet


Students discover how much salt is used to keep our side walks, driveways, roads safe in the winter. The Region of Waterloo is currently utilizing new technology in this process.


Matter and Energy, Grade 2 (Properties of Liquids and Solids)
Materials that exist as liquids and solids have specific properties. Liquids and solids interact in different ways Some liquids and solids can be harmful to us and the environment.
1. assess ways in which the uses of liquids and solids can have an impact on society and the environment;
2. investigate the properties of and interactions among liquids and solids;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of liquids and solid.

Earth and Space Systems, Grade 3 (Soil in the Environment)
Soil is made up of living and non-living things.  The composition, characteristics, and condition of soil determine its capacity to sustain life.  Soil is an essential source of life and nutrients for many living things. Living things, including humans, interact with soils and can cause positive or negative changes.
1. assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils

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. analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities

Matter and Energy, Grade 5 (Properties of and Changes in Matter)
There are three states of matter. Matter that changes state is still the same matter. Physical change refers to the fact that a substance can be changed from one form to another. Chemical change implies the formation of a new substance. The properties of materials determine their use and may have an effect on society and the environment.
1. evaluate the social and environmental impacts of processes used to make everyday products;

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.