Water Project

(pupils from 10 to 12 years old)



The aim of this project is to compare different water-related environments

in order to discover and understand what factors are responsible for this

environment (what role climate, man, harnessing the environment etc. play)

The co-operation between the different schools on the one hand and Tecfa

(University of Geneva) on the other will be pedagogical and interactive.


1st term

a) September: getting to know all the schools (e-mail)

b) Individual work on water in each class

c) November: presentation of work via internet (web pages, MOO (Multi-user

Object-Oriented programme) meetings etc.)


2nd term

a) Group work (classes, school etc.) on a more selective matter tied in with

water, plus study of problems arising from agreements and differences of


b) Consolidation of work

c) Presentation of work over internet (e-mail, web pages, MOO meetings)


3rd term

a) Move from the chosen study-consolidation re water towards a concrete

application &endash; model

b) Presentation by the pupils of their model and answers to above-mentioned



Exhibition (video conferences via webcam, MOO meeting, use of web pages)



To carry out this project, we will use IT communication tools, exploiting

online activities (e-mail, Internet, videoconferences, MOO etc.)

At the end of each term, the html (or other) pages will be uploaded to the

Pangea-Mosaïca site, and an online exchange of the various experiences and

work carried out will be organised on Mosaïca Island.

The outcome will be an open exhibition of the models created.


1st term

a) Schools getting to know each other (September)

Presentation of each school by the pupils (location, number of

pupils/classes, level … via e-mail or web page…)

b) Individual work concerning water in each class

Example of individual work:

- water cycle, water distribution, water pollution, ground water…

- daily domestic use, consumption, saving water, what happens to bath water…

- drinking water, water circulation, pumping and purification

- use of water in industry and agriculture

- energy, dams, transport, locks…


Example of classwork:

- filtering, water analysis, the different states of water, rain gauges,

water weight, pumping, purification, distillation…


A selection of resource sites (in french):


c) November: presentation of work over internet (web pages, MOO meetings)

Each group (class…) will present the activities carried out in class either

by web page or e-mail. There will also be the possibility of meeting by MOO

to debate water-related matters

Synthesis: differences of opinions and agreements over theme studied.


2nd and 3rd terms

After comparing the different environments, the children will go more

thoroughly into a particular water-related subject with the aim of creating

a model.

The subject will have to be oriented towards some local situation. For

example, an on-site visit could be organised. Thereafter, consolidation work

on the subject will lead to the creation of a model.

End of May

Organisation of an exhibition in Geneva:

Outside schools will take part by sending photographs of their work and

their models, webcam animations … Local schools will exhibit their work and

models in public.

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