At this facility, students will discover what happens to anything that goes down the drain. Be prepared for a revival of your senses - this is a smelly one.
Our wastewater is carried through a network of underground pipes and pumps to the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant.
|Year level:||5 to 13|
|Availability:||All year round|
|Times:||9.30am to 12noon or
12.15pm to 2.30pm
|Site:||Christchurch Waste Water Treatment Plant|
|Number of students:||35 students|
|Requirements:||Closed-in shoes must be worn|
Please note special adult:student ratios are required.
Sustainability, natural cycles for dealing with waste, processes, basic biochemistry, technology.
For once, hands-on is not the first choice of learning. Students are able to get up close to the working systems and processes that take place to treat what we flush away in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry. Closed-in shoes are required for entry to this working site.
Students may be able to:
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Planet Earth and Beyond||2 to 4||Describing and investigating systems and their interactions with the water cycle|
|Science||Living World||2 to 6||Identifying elements of life processes and recognising requirments of living things|
|Science||Material World||2 to 6||Observing and investigating chemical properties and changes|
|Technology||Technological Knowledge||2 to 6||Understanding components and relationships in a technological system|
|Technology||Nature of Technology||2 to 6||Understanding the nature of technological outcomes|
|Social sciences||Social Studies||2 to 6||Understanding that people have social responsibilities, make choices to meet their needs and wants, and how interactions with natural environments change over time|
"Bringing the information to the children at an understandable level." Teacher, Years 5 and 6
"Great eye opener - got the kids thinking about ‘waste’ at a personal level. Never seen them so animated - multi sensory!!" Teacher, Year 6
"Our waste water gets turned into fertiliser. The water gets cleaned. I didn’t realise how much goes into it." Student, Year 6