Green Bricks 4 Water

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Grade 4 Students Grade 4 Students

In-class Workshop for Lower Mainland, Abbotsford/Mission and Okanagan Schools

Offered free of charge to eligible BC Grade 4 Science Classrooms.

To register for the program, please complete the Green Bricks Teacher Registration Form.

We are pleased to offer an exciting 65-minute science-based student workshop on water and sustainability for grade 4 classrooms, called Green Bricks 4 Water.

This FREE, highly interactive and curriculum-connected science workshop engages students to understand the importance of water in our lives and how we can manage water sustainably into the future. In this workshop we engage students to explore the role water plays in our lives; nature's job of recycling water; solids in our water; how water is cleaned, our regional water system, and building solutions for management of water to sustain access for our future. Following the workshop, students are challenged to complete an online water audit at home to assess their daily water use and further explore ways to conserve their water footprint.

Activities include "Sink or Swim?" (water trivia game), "Dirty Water" (explore access to clean water), and "Tap Dance" (exploring BC's pristine tap water).

The Green Bricks presenters will engage students in exploring how amazing our tap water here in BC is, where it comes from, how to manage it and solutions to water sustainability in our natural and built environment.

BC Curriculum Connection:

Grade/Subject Big Ideas Content
Grade 4 Science All living things sense and respond to their environment.

Matter has mass, takes up space, and can change phase.
  • Sensing and responding:
    • Humans
    • Other animals
    • Plants
  • Biomes as large regions with similar environmental features: biomes are regions grouped by similar temperature and precipitation (e.g., climate: long-term weather patterns).
  • Solids, liquids, and gases change with heating (e.g., boiling point, melting point [melting chocolate]) and cooling (e.g., freezing point [making ice cream]), and these physical changes are reversible.
Grade 4 Socials The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Physiographic features and natural resources of Canada.