SA Water helped more than 1,300 students from schools across Adelaide celebrate National Water Week by splashing and sliding through a one-hour interactive science spectacular called Slippery Stuff.
Surfing into the schools every day this week, including Our Lady of Grace School, Blackwood Primary School and Linden Park Primary School, Slippery Stuff is an educational show designed for students in grades three to seven which takes them on a journey through the wonders of water.
Presented by David Lampard from That Science Gang, the show takes practical science directly into classrooms to teach students about the physical, chemical and biological processes used to treat drinking water and sewage.
SA Water General Manager of Customers, Strategy and Innovation Anna Jackson said Slippery Stuff is part of the corporation’s ongoing commitment to teach children about important water issues.
“Our session is a fun way to let students and teachers immerse themselves in the show and literally, hose-down myths about water,” Anna said.
“The students get to learn important information about how the water cycle is managed, and the way science is applied in a real-life scenario to make sure South Australians can enjoy a safe, reliable and secure water supply.”
The interactive show, which has entertained more than 18,000 students since 2011, holds water for teachers too, aligning with the Australian Curriculum in the areas of Science, Geography and Sustainability.
National Water Week is celebrated every October to build awareness around the value of water and the protection of water environments and resources, and this year’s theme is ‘It’s time to change the world’ which has been adapted from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“The week encourages the community to think about water on a daily basis, and our fun show is a great way for students to learn about water and raises their awareness of the 663 million-plus people globally, who are without a safe water supply close to home,” Anna said.
“The lack of access has a significant impact on lives, from individual and population health, right through to day-to-day management of work, education, food supply and preparation.”
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