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365 Water Saving Tips (Book)
Louise Coulthard

Saving water is simple and easy! Discover how to save water around the house, in the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, toilet and garden, as well as how to check for leaks. Kids can be water savers too, with a section of fun activities and projects. Suitable for Primary.

A Water Report - Natural Water (Book)
Michael & Jane Pelusey

Natural Water reports on the availability of fresh water which is essential for life. It is a precious and limited resource and its conservation is a pressing concern for all of us. It is part of a series examining what we need to know and what we can do about preserving water. Suitable for Primary.

A Water Report - Recycled Water (Book)
Michael & Jane Pelusey

This book is part of an essential reference series for all schools, Recycled Water reports on ways to recycle storm water, waste water and sea water. Water is essential for life. It is a precious and limited resource and its conservation is a pressing concern for all of us. This series brings to our attention vital information about many areas relating to water. Suitable for Primary.

A Water Report - Water Conservation (Book)
Michael & Jane Pelusey

Aimed at middle to upper primary students, Water Conservation reports on ways we can all conserve our water supply. This book is part of a six book series examining how we can preserve water. It is a precious and limited resource and its conservation is a pressing concern for all of us. Suitable for Primary.

A Water Report - Water Quality (Book)
Michael & Jane Pelusey

Water Quality reports on what affects the supply of good quality water which is essential for life. It is a precious and limited resource and its conservation is a pressing concern for all of us. This book is part of a compelling six book series examining what we need to know and what we can do about preserving water. This series brings to our attention vital information about many areas relating to water. Suitable for Primary.

A Water Report - Water Supply (Book)
Michael & Jane Pelusey

Water Supply reports on ways to manage our limited water supply. This book is part of a compelling series examining what how we can preserve water. Water is a precious and limited resource and its conservation is a pressing concern for all of us. Suitable for Primary.

A Water Report - Water Use (Book)
Michael & Jane Pelusey

Water Use reports on the different ways we use water, a resource essential for life. It is a precious and limited resource and its conservation is a pressing concern for all of us. This book is part of a six book series examining what we need to know and what we can do about preserving water. Suitable for Primary.

Australia's Water Resources - From Use to Management (Book)
John J Pigram

Australia’s Water Resources seeks to explore the circumstances underpinning the profound reorientation of attitudes and relationships to water that has taken place in Australia in recent decades. The changing emphasis from development to management of water resources continues to evolve and is reflected in a series of public policy initiatives directed towards rational, efficient and sustainable use of the nation's water. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Beyond Drought (Book)
Linda Courtenay Botterill & Melanie Fisher

Provides a multi-disciplinary discussion aimed at increasing the level of understanding of droughts many facets and its impact on the environment, Aims to stimulate reasoned debate about the best way that Australian farmers and the broader community can live with the vagaries of an uncertain climate. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Blue Covenant (Book)
Maude Barlow

Addresses an environmental crisis that, together with global warming, poses one of the gravest threats to our survival. Discusses the state of the world's water, how water companies are reaping vast profits from declining supplies and how ordinary people have banded together to reclaim the public's right to clean water. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Climate Change - The Cold Hard Facts (DVD)
Laing O'Rourke

This DVD is a visually descriptive and easy to follow educational tool for schools, businesses, government and the community of what the world may look like under different future greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. It runs for 25 minutes and is easily understandable by anyone over 13 years of age. Suitable for Secondary.

Climate Change Series - Water Conservation (Book)
George Graybill

Water Conservation looks at the changes and locations of the Earth’s water and how human activity and climate change is affecting the purity and quantity, as well as the health facing plant and animal life in fresh and marine water ecosystems. This ready-to-use resource is written using simplified language and vocabulary which are presented in a way that is easier for students to understand. Comprised of reading passages, graphic organisers, student activities, colour overhead transparencies, crosswords, word searches’ and comprehension quizzes. Suitable for Upper Primary.

Design for Water (Book)
Heather Kinkade-Levario

Deals with alternate water collection, with a special focus on rainwater harvesting in the urban environment.The aspects include: passive and active systems set-up; storage; stormwater reuse; distributional purification; analysis; and filtrations. Numerous case studies outline the process of water collection from landscape, residential, commercial, industrial, school, park and municipal systems. Other accessible (affordable) alternate sources include cooling tower bleed-off water, air conditioning condensate, graywater and fog collection. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Earth's Cycles - The Water Cycle (Book)
Cheryl Jakab

This book illustrates how the water cycle helps maintain the balance of nature. It focuses on how living and non-living things depend on each other, and on the way humans sometimes negatively impact on this. The water cycle is first introduced as a four-stage diagram. Changes that occur during each stage are then explained in straightforward language over double-page spreads. Suitable for Primary.

Environmental Footprints - How Big is your Water Footprint? (Book)
Paul Mason

This book is part of a series presenting ecological sustainability in a child-friendly way, using 'environmental footprints' as the central theme. It provides simple examples of how everyday resources result in 'heavy' or 'light' environmental footprints. Centering on personal situations it presents information and case studies that allow students to consider the impact they are making on the environment in their daily lives. While the concept is complex, the presentation of information is simple. It challenges students by asking: How big is your water footprint? Can you work out your water footprint. What will you do to change your water footprint in the future? Suitable for Primary.

Exploring Water with young children (Book)
Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth

From exploring sinking and floating, to using books to extend science learning, seven basic and eight advanced workshops develop staff members' understanding of science and inquiry teaching skills. The guide also includes strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions, as well as an extensive resource list. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Eye Know – Water (Book)
Penelope Arlon

I know about water! It's wet, I drink it and have a bath in it. But where does my tap water come from and why does the sea taste salty? Learning about water is introduced from a starting point that children will already know, encouraging them to find out about their daily life and the world around them. Eye Know - Water has a surprise on every page, packed with eye-catching photography and lift-the-flap novelties to aid learning. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Using Water (Book)
Sally Hewitt

Every year, the number of people on Earth grows, but the amount of water stays the same. With more people on Earth needing water to drink and for washing, every drop counts! Using Water highlights all the different ways we use and waste water. The book explains how water is important and what we can do to help conserve it. The Green Team actively encourages children to help combat climate change and work towards a sustainable future. Suitable for Upper Primary.

Global Issues - Water Supply (Book)
Cheryl Jakab

The Global Issues series presents information about major environmental topics. Upper primary students will explore issues focusing on the importance of maintaining water supplies. It explores the five issues relating to low water supplies: Decreasing water supplies; Damage caused by building dams; Wasting irrigation water; Overuse of ground water; and Access to fresh water. Each issue outlines the problem and offers solutions for a sustainable future. Suitable for Primary.

Good Gardens With Less Water (Book)
Kevin Handreck

This beautifully illustrated, full-colour book contains a wealth of information on such key topics as: how to improve soil structure to maximise the retention of water for use by plants; selecting drought-tolerant native and exotic plants; working out how much water to apply to different types of plants; choosing the best lawn grass for your climate; rainwater harvesting and use; and how to avoid problems when greywater is used in the garden. With specific chapters devoted to watering systems and equipment, mulches, planting techniques and potted plants, this book offers practical solutions for anyone who wishes to garden sustainably.  Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Home Water Investigator (Interactive CD)
EPA & Melbourne Water

With the Home Water Investigator, you can build a comprehensive water usage report for your house. Room by room, item by item - find out how much water you use, where it goes, and how you can conserve it. Suitable for middle years.

How to make your home more water efficient (DVD)
Rob Gell & Troy Campbell

Shows how to install a showerhead, flow control valve or tap washer and also how to read a water meter. Hosted by Green plumber of the year Troy Campbell, and TV celebrity Rob Gell.  Suitable for all.

How to Save Water at Home and Waterwise Gardening (DVD)
Adele Video Productions

45 minute general DVD on saving water behaviour and products throughout the home. This innovative program addresses the critical issue of what every individual can do to reduce their water consumption by over 50% or 45,000 litres per person per year. The program highlights saving water inside the home, waterwise gardening & saving water outside (presented by Kevin Walsh), greywater, rainwater tanks, do it yourself installation procedures, rebates and further information. Suitable for all.

Inside the Water Cycle (Book)
William B. Rice

This book takes a closer look at the water cycle, what water is, different forms of precipitation, types of clouds, waterfalls, icebergs, glaciers, groundwater, oceans and rivers. Everything you could want to know about the natural water cycle! Suitable for Lower Primary.

Issues In Society - Drought in Australia (Book)
Justin Healey

The Issues in Society series aims to offer current, diverse information about important issues in our world. Drought in Australia considers the causes and effects of major droughts and looks at ways of coping with drought conditions and managing the many environmental, agricultural, economic and social impacts. Suitable for Upper Primary/Secondary.

Issues In Society - Water Management (Book)
Justin Healey

The Issues in Society series aims to offer current, diverse information about important issues in our world. Water Management explores the topic of water in three chapters: Australia's Water Resources; Water reform and the Murray-Darling; and Water Conservation. Suitable for Upper Primary/Secondary.

Luurnpa The Magical Kingfisher (Book)
Bai Bai Napangarti

This is a traditional Aboriginal Dreaming narrative, belonging to Bai Bai Napangarti from the Balgo Hills region of Western Australia. It tells the story of Luurnpa, who saves the Kukatja people from dying of thirst by showing them his magic rock hole full of water. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Ollie Saves the Planet (Interactive CD)
Sustain Ability International

Join Ollie and his friends as they Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink their actions in the areas of Waste, Water, Energy, Air and Biodiversity to save the planet and move towards sustainability. Suitable for Middle Years.

Ollie’s Island
Sustain Ability International

Join a more grown up Ollie and his friends on a series of comic misadventures as they discover where everything they eat, drink, use and wear comes from. Suitable for Middle Years.

Our World of Water – Children and water Around the World (Book)
Beatrice Hollyer

Where does water come from? How do people in different countries use it? This book follows the daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California and explores what water means to them. Suitable for Primary.

Poop – A Natural History of the Unmentionable (Book)
Nicola Davies & Neal Layton

Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, dung beetles eat it . . . and most grown-ups would rather not to mention it. Meanwhile, scientists who study animal faeces find out all sorts of things, such as how many insects a bat eats or just what method a T. Rex used to devour a triceratops 70 million years ago. Take a peek at POOP, the mini edition, and find out all you need to know — what it’s for, where it goes, and how much we can learn from it. Suitable for Primary.

Salinity (Book)
Leela Burnscott

Salinity is one of Australia's biggest environmental problems. A build-up of salt in the soil, waterways and ground water is damaging Australia's landscape and making it difficult for vegetation to survive and grow. How does salinity occur, and what can be done to stop it advancing further? Salinity explores the problem of too much salt in Australia's natural landscape, as well as explaining the steps that need to be taken to combat salinity. Suitable for Upper Primary.

savewater!® gardens (Industry brochure)

This brochure gives "how to" tips and plant lists for 5 styles of garden: Cottage, Formal, Mediterranean, Subtropical and Backyard.The guide makes it easy to select drought tolerant plants to design gardens that use less water. Suitable for all.

Saving Water (Book)
Nicola Chait

‘Saving Water’ by Nicola Chait introduces children to learning about the environment. This beautifully illustrated board book shows young children how they can make a difference to the world through water conservation. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Something About Water (Book)
Penny Matthews & Tom Jellett

When Robbie asks his mum why they bother to recycle and she explains how important water is, Robbie decides it might just be worthwhile after all. As Robbie learns about the importance of water, he becomes interested in saving the planet. He might only be contributing in a small way, but small things can make a big difference. And along the way, Robbie discovers some fascinating facts about water – important things like how condensation, evaporation, precipitation and collection work.  Suitable for Primary.

Something About Water Teacher Notes (Booklet)
Linnet Hunter

These teacher notes, put together by Scholastic will give you ideas for discussion and activities to complete when reading Something About Water with your class.  Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Tale Of The Outback Waterhole (Book)
Robin Skirrey

One day a long time ago, long before even your Grandmother was a little girl, a spring of water emerged through the surface of the ground and a waterhole formed in a depression on the land. Includes teaching notes, geographical and aboriginal information. Ages 5+. Suitable for Lower Primary.

The Australian Water Map (Interactive CD)
Earth Systems

The Australian Water Map summarises Australia’s key water-related data onto a factual and detailed CD ROM. The Australian Water Map comprises both a spatial element and a non-spatial component (accompanying charts and tables), and aims to increase awareness and knowledge of the issues, impacts and achievements associated with water across Australia. It presents information in an easily digestible form and covers a range of features, including Australia’s water resources, the use and management of those resources, as well as highlighting areas of both achievement and concern. Suitable for all.

The Catchment Challenge - Drains to our Waterways (VHS & curriculum book)
Melbourne Water

Drains to Our Waterways is a comprehensive learning resource on the impact of litter and pollution on our waterways. Based on the inquiry learning model, this education kit comprises a 10-minute video and 64-page booklet full of easy-to-use exercises and stimulating interactive sessions. Suitable for Middle years.

The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming (Book)
Laurie David & Cambria Gordon

This essential guide will help you understand why global warming happens, how it affects the planet, and the simple steps you can take to get involved in protecting the environment. Suitable for Upper Primary/Secondary.

The Ecological Footprint - Accounting for a small planet (DVD)
EPA/Global Footprint Network

The Ecological Footprint measures how much nature we have, how much we use, and who uses it. It shows us how much biologically productive land and water a population (an individual, an organisation, a city, a country, or all of humanity) requires to support current levels of consumption and waste production, using prevailing technology. EPA Victoria works in partnership with the Global Footprint Network, supporting the use of Ecological Footprint and working toward turning the vision of a sustainable future into reality. Suitable for all.

The Floods Explorer (Interactive CD)
Melbourne Water

Using the animated 'Floods Explorer', students can explore what happens when it rains in urban areas, how houses and parks are affected, and the consequences of blocked gutters and stormwater pollution. Discover how councils, the Bureau of Meteorolgy, the SES and Melbourne Water work together to plan for and respond to floods. Suitable for Middle years.

The Last Taboo - Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis (Book)
Maggie Black & Ben Fawcett

Except in school-boy jokes, the subject of human wastes is rarely aired. We talk about 'water-related' diseases when most are sanitation-related. This book breaks many silences surrounding today's sanitation crisis. It de-couples the 'water and sanitation' connection, and argues that - to make real progress - we need a radical new mind-set. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

The Lorax (Book)
Dr Seuss

In this haunting fable about the dangers of destroying our forests and woodlands, the long-suffering Lorax struggles to save all the Truffula Trees from the wicked Once-ler's axe. Suitable for Upper Primary.

The New Inventors - Save Water (DVD)
James O'Loghlin

This compilation features some of the best water saving devices that have been showcased on the New Inventors, an Australian documentary/invention series which showcases the country’s finest creators and how their devices may benefit the world. As Australia is suffering from a severe drought at present, this DVD features a select group of inventors who have attempted to assist the country with their water saving devices. Hosted by James O’Loghlin. 106 minutes. Suitable for Secondary.

The Science of a Glass of Water (Book)
Anna Claybourne

You turn on the faucet, and water flows, but how does it get there? You drink a glass of water, but do you know what is in it? You may not think about water often, but you couldn’t live without it. Dive into The Science of a Glass of Water to learn what water is, how we use it, and why our world may be running dry. An innovative book with engaging sidebars, colourful photography, and labelled diagrams uses familiar, everyday objects to present scientific concepts. Suitable for Primary.

The Snowflake - A Water Cycle Story (Book)
Neil Waldman

A simple, poetic text and elegantly expressive illustrations chart the yearlong course of one water droplet and end with thought-provoking musings about water. It follows the journey of a water droplet through the various stages of the water cycle, from precipitation to evaporation and condensation. Suitable for Lower Primary.

The Truth About Poop (Book)
Susan E Goodman & Elwood H Smith

We call it a waste product, but poop can also be bricks to build a house, fuel to power a trip to Mars, wipes for a baby’s bottom, or buttons for your next sweater. And that’s not all. Birds drop it as bombs. Mole-rats use it as a password. Sharks track their prey with it. People cook with it, sculpt with it, and even use it as a Frisbee While we politely avoid the subject, amazing things are happening in digestive tracts all over the world. Be captivated by the astounding facts contained in this fascinating book, featuring hilarious illustrations. Suitable for Primary.

The Water Map of Melbourne (Interactive CD)
Earth Systems

The Water Map of Melbourne contains extensive detail about the use of water within Greater Melbourne. It captures Melbourne’s water history, water supply and treatment infrastructure, and water saving and recycling initiatives. It comprises both a spatial and a non-spatial component (accompanying charts and tables), and aims to increase awareness and knowledge of the issues, achievements and impacts associated with water use across Greater Melbourne. Suitable for all.

The Waterhole (Book)
Graeme Base

Down to the secret waterhole the animals all come, As seasons bring forth drought and flood, they gather there as one. United in their common need, their numbers swell to ten, But hidden deep amongst the trees lie ten times that again! The creator of the international bestselling 'Animalia' brings a stunning new picture book, with an exquisite cast of characters and a timeless, life-affirming theme. This book is an ingenious infusion of counting book, puzzle book, story book and art book, with typically detailed illustrations. Suitable for Lower Primary.

The Western Treatment Plant (Interactive CD)
Melbourne Water

This CD-ROM contains and interactive multimedia guide and teaching and learning materials to the Western Treatment Plant. It includes extensive text, FAQs and a glossary covering all aspects of the WTP, as well as photos, video clips, a teachers guide and student activities. Suitable for all.

Tiddalick - The frog who caused a flood (Book)
Robert Roenfeldt

Tiddalick was so thirsty that he drank up all the rivers and billabongs in the land. And the other animals had to find a way to get the water back. Based on an aboriginal legend, the book aims to teach water conservation and to care for our environment. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Water (Book)
Frank Esch

Water is beautiful and useful and, in its many forms, vital to life. In this beautifully illustrated book, Frank Asch encourages young readers to appreciate anew one of our most precious resources. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Water - Life in Every Drop (Book)
Julian Caldecott

Water - Life in Every Drop reveals where the water we use comes from, and at what social and environmental cost. This book explains the history, science, economics and politics behind the looming water crisis, and what we can all do to make a difference. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Water - See for Yourself (Book)
Trevor Day

Discover the world around you in a new and exciting way. From the oceans to the clouds, water is everywhere. Incredible images and amazing facts and features show you how it shapes our planet and how vital it is to Earth's future. How does water drive our weather? Why is the sea blue? Why does ice float? Find out how water affects your daily life and see for yourself how it has shaped our planet. Special foldout pages reveal and explain the water cycle and incredible images show that science is all around us. Suitable for Primary.

Water - The Essence of Life (Book)
Mark Niemeyer

Water covers more than 70 per cent of planet Earth and constitutes about 70 per cent of our bodies. Water - The Essence of Life looks at the sources and forms of water on Earth. From icebergs, glaciers and aquifers to steam, frost and dew the book offers an explanation of the uses to which it is put, from hydroelectricity and irrigation to waterwheels and fountains. Suitable for Secondary.

Water - What Can You Do? (Book)
Glenn Murphy

Discover everything there is to know about the world's changing water supplies, and what kids can do to make a difference. Includes hundreds of photographs and illustrations, interactive step-by-step experiments kids can do at home as well as maps, graphs, and diagrams that convert statistics into meaningful information. Suitable for Primary.

Water and Ice (Book)
Isabel Anderson

Water and Ice looks at the very basics of water and its different forms. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Water Energy (Book)
Julie Richards

Water Energy introduces young students to water energy and explains how water energy is collected, stored and used; the differences between renewable, non-renewable and sustainable water energy; and how we can use less water energy to reduce damage to the environment. Suitable for Primary.

Water In Australia - Facts & Figures, Myths & Ideas (Book)
Chris Davis

Blind Freddy can see that the answer to water shortages is to build more dams. Truth is, water problems can be very subtle, so it’s worth understanding more about them before believing in particular solutions. Water in Australia - Facts & Figures, Myths & Ideas aims to help the reader understand some of the ifs and buts about water. It’s meant to be user-friendly for ordinary people to understand water a little better. Suitable for Secondary.

Water Not Down the Drain (Book)
Stuart McQuire

With over 150 pages of comprehensive information and diagrams on how you can sustainably use water around the home. Consult this book before you install rainwater tanks or a greywater system, or even if you just want to reduce your day to day water use. The author, Stuart McQuire, has reduced his family’s mains water use by 96%, using only two and a half buckets of mains water per day, but still has a thriving garden full of fresh produce. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Water Scientists (Book)
William B. Rice

Water Scientists tells us about the work of some scientists, which centered around different aspects of water. From groundwater discovery to water quality testing to meteorology and trade winds to engineering to water filters and water pollution. Water plays a big part in many scientists' jobs. Suitable for Primary.

Water Stewardship - A 30 Day Program to Protect & Conserve Our Water Resources (Book)
David Gershon

This handbook guides readers through 32 behaviour change actions and action plans for each of three topics: water quality, water conservation and community volunteering/advocacy. Employing Gershonas acclaimed EcoTeam model, which has helped over 250,000 people around the world reduce their environmental footprint by 25%, "Water Stewardship" gives readers the concrete tools they need to make a meaningful difference on water preservation and conservation. Suitable for Upper Primary/Secondary.

Water, Water, Everywhere (activity book & interactive CD)
Judy Mraz

This resource focuses on the nature and causes of flooding, it's impact on people and the environment, and the effects of living on floodplains and in highly urbanised areas when a major flood occurs. Also includes a copy of the 'Floods Explorer' interactive CD, which allows students to explore how water flows through an urban area when it rains. Suitable for Middle years.

Waterwise Gardening (3rd Edition) (Book)
Kevin Walsh

Waterwise Gardening describes over 200 drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, and bulbs and discusses their features and requirements. Full of information on waterwise design, the power of mulch, the pros and cons of various watering systems and products, you can learn how to make your school gardens waterwise! Suitable for Teacher Resource.

From waste-d-water to pure water (Industry brochure)
Jenifer Simpson

In this highly readable guide, we discover what we put into water, how we take it out again and how we can be sure that it has been taken out. This booklet is the perfect primer for anyone beginning to take a look at recycled or reclaimed water, how it is made, its quality, and types of uses. It also brings a clear perspective to the risks associated with recycled water use. Suitable for all.

Billi Tea Tales – Our waterways & other stories (DVD)
Living Museum West

Created by grandkids and grandfolks alike, animated stories celebrate nature’s persistence and show us how to care for our waterways. Billi Tea Tales bring a community together and inspire us to reconnect. Suitable for all.

Who’s Still Hiding? (Book)
Melbourne Water

The picture storybook Who’s Still Hiding? is for beginning readers. This delightful book helps students discover the animals that call our rivers and creeks home. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Billabong Boy (Book)
Arron Wood

At eight years old, Arron Wood jumped into the billabong near his Mildura home and emerged covered in a toxic, blue-green algae that seared his eyes and left a rash all over his body. It was a pivotal moment for Arron, the beginning of a life committed to preserving the environment that he now shares in his new autobiography, Billabong Boy. Suitable for Secondary/Teacher.

Captain Plop’s Water-saving Mission (Book)
Hayley Morton

Join Captain Plop, water-saver extraordinaire, on a flushingly wet adventure through the underworld of Emily and Luke’s home! This book will teach young children simple concepts for saving water at home, while entertaining them with a fun and engaging tale set within a household plumbing system. Suitable for Primary.

Captain Plop – Desalination Adventure (Book)
Hayley Morton

Ahoy me hearties! Come aboard for more swashbuckling Captain Plop adventures as he journeys through a desalination plant. From the intake pipe in the ocean to your tap at home, learn how Captain Plop transforms from Salt water to drinking water. This book assists young children to grasp the complex process of desalination by providing simplified explanations in the context of fun, pirate themed story. Suitable for Primary.

Climate Change Series - Conservation Fresh Water Resources (Book)
George Graybill

No matter who we are, where we are, and what we do, we are all dependent on fresh water for personal consumption and growing of our food. Conserving this valuable resource and focusing our attention on protecting and respecting our fresh water is paramount. We offer a global scientific approach for middle school students by covering critical factors including what and where fresh water is and how climate change is affecting the purity and quantity of this resource which is necessary for survival. All concepts and vocabulary are presented in a way that makes it accessible to students and easier to understand. Our resource is comprised of reading passages, comprehension questions, hands-on activities and overhead transparencies. Suitable for Upper Primary.

How the Weather Works (Book)
Christiane Dorion & Beverley Young

Why do hurricanes happen? What is a tornado? Why does it snow? Answering these questions and many more, this book is an entertaining exploration of the world's weather and climate. Uniquely interactive and visually stimulating, this stunning and informative book engages readers of all ages in a variety of atmospheric science topics. Suitable for Primary.

The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change (Book)
Juliane L. Fry, Hans-F Graf, Richard Grotjahn, Marilyn Raphael & Clive Saunders

Liberally illustrated with more than 2,000 color photographs, supplemental maps, diagrams, and other images, The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change takes the reader beyond simple definitions to explore where weather comes from and the roles played by oceans and water cycles, and explains such related phenomena as the shaping of landforms, the creation of biological provinces, and the lasting ramifications of climate change. It also discusses how humans have survived and adapted in extreme climates like deserts, jungles, and icy regions. Suitable for all.

The Big Book About Water (Book)
Jenny Hiller - Yarra Valley Water

The Big Book About Water covers the water cycle, water supply, sewerage system and water conservation. The bright and colourful drawings and the rhyming verses of the book will keep younger students engaged in learning all about water! Suitable for Lower Primary.

The Big Book About Water Sing-Along CD (CD)
Fernando Testa

Sing along to the 4 chapters of Yarra Valley Water's Big Book About Water. The catchy tunes will have your students singing their way through the natural water cycle, water supply system, sewerage system and water conservation! Suitable for Lower Primary.

Sustaining Gardens in Dry Times (Industry brochure)

Sustaining gardens in dry times is a 24 page A5 booklet containing practical and immediate ideas on how you can sustain your garden during dry times. Suitable for all.

Mini Scientist: Water Fun (Book)
Lisa Burke

Mini Scientist: Water Fun will teach children all about how to have fun and is packed with cool and wet experiments. They'll love learning first concepts doing fun, mess-free activities, like using water to create energy with a simple waterwheel. Simple instructions will encourage children to watch, take notes, collect things and observe changes, helping them learn about science as they play. Bring science to life by creating a bottle orchestra to hear how water transmits sound. A lift-the-flap surprise at the end of every experiment explains the science behind it, with ideas for more fun. It's the perfect way to inspire any budding scientist! Suitable for Primary.

Record-breaking La Niña events (Industry brochure)
Bureau of Meteorology

La Niña events greatly influence Australia’s climate. The 2010-12 La Niñas were two of the most significant events in Australia’s recorded meteorological history. This publication explores these extraordinary events and their effect on the weather and climate of Australia during 2010-12. Suitable for Secondary/Teacher.

A Cool drink of Water (Book)
Barbara Kerley

Whether they squeeze it out of a burlap bag, haul it home from a communal tap, or get it out of their kitchen faucet, people all around the world are unified by their common need for water. Barbara Kerley brings home this point simply and eloquently in this beautiful and educational picture book that combines striking National Geographic photographs with a poetic text to show how people in various cultures use and conserve the world's most vital resource. Suitable for Primary.

A Drop of Water – A Book of Science and Wonder (Book)
Walter Wick

Filled with stop-action and close-up photography, an early scientific book features such images as a single snowflake and a falling drop of water, accompanied by introductions to such concepts as evaporation and condensation. Suitable for Primary.

A Drop Around the World (Book)
Barbara Shaw McKinney

This book is a year-after-year favourite with teachers. It engagingly leads readers around the world following a drop of water - whether as steam or snow, inside a plant or animal, or underground - teaching the wonders and importance of the water cycle. Four pages of science about the qualities of water are included. Suitable for Primary.

A Drop Around the World – Teachers Guide (Book)
Bruce and Carol Malnor

Based on the picture book which follows and ever-changing drop of water around the world, this teachers guide focuses on the magic of water, world habitats including maps and background information. This 48-page Guide provides a six-week thematic unit plan as well as individual lesson plans on the qualities of water. It includes background information and maps for the impact of water on the major world habitats including coasts, mountains, rivers, deserts, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, polar regions, and cities. It also includes a section named A Magic Show - Starring H2O, which explains different phenomena such as condensation and pollution, among others. Suitable for Teacher Resource.

Did a Dinosaur Drink this Water? (Book)
Robert E. Wells

The author explains the complete water cycle and also discusses ocean currents, ocean and lake habitats, and hydroelectricity. He also touches on water pollution and our responsibility to keep our water clean. Suitable for Primary.

Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean (Book)
Arthur Dorros

Water is always flowing, from a brook to a stream, to a river to the ocean. Read and find out more about how water shapes the earth and why it is important to keep our water clean. Suitable for Primary.

One Well – The Story of Water on Earth (Book)
Rochelle Strauss

Almost 70% of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liquid water - and therefore the only planet that can support life. All water is connected. Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part of a single global well. Water has the power to change everything. A single splash can sprout a seed, quench a thirst, provide a habitat, generate energy and sustain life. How we treat the water in the well will affect every species on the planet, now and for years to come. One Well shows how every one of us has the power to conserve and protect our global well. Suitable for Upper Primary.

The Water Prescription – For Health, Vitality, and Rejuvenation (Book)
Christopher Vasey, N.D.

Drinking sufficient quantities of water is a necessity for optimal physical functioning, but it can also play a major role in the prevention and treatment of many diseases. Chronic fatigue, depression, eczema, rheumatism, gastric disorders, high or low blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and urinary infections are but a few of the many disorders that can result from not drinking enough water - and which can be treated by raising our intake of this vital liquid. Christopher Vasey explains not only why water is so essential to our health but also what quantities we should drink and when. Suitable for Teacher.

Water Dance (Book)
Thomas Locker

Water Dance combines poetic text and dramatic paintings in an introduction to one of nature's most basic and powerful elements, depicting such images as a gentle mountain pond, a raging waterfall, a silent ocean mist, and a sparkling rainbow. Suitable for Primary.

The Complete Schools Fundraising Handbook – How to make the most money ever for your school, pre-school or kindergarten (Book)
Our Community Pty Ltd

The Complete Schools Fundraising Handbook takes readers through the Six Pillars of Raising Funds - donations; grants; community-business partnerships; alumni; special events; and earned income - showing how each and every one of them can be used to bring in valuable funds. Suitable for Teacher.

Effective Letters - 50 of the Best Model Letters to Help Community Organisations Fundraise, Connect, Lobby, Organise & Influence (Book)
Our Community Pty Ltd

Letter writing is an important instrument for a community organisation to have in its toolbox. With this book, that tool becomes sharper and multifaceted. Effective Letters provides 50 templates and a multitude of ideas that will assist you to improve your letter writing skills, marketing, and data storage and use. It provides tips on personalising your correspondence, increasing its impact and effectiveness. Suitable for Teacher.

How to Find Money Fast – 50 great ideas to raise up to $5000 (Book)
Our Community Pty Ltd

A guide to help schools, community and non-profit groups come up with innovative ideas to raise money in an increasingly tough market. It includes plenty of tips and advice to boost your current fundraising initiatives as well as a chapter devoted to helping groups establish a balanced and integrated fundraising strategy and a valuable 101-point special events checklist. The ideas in this Guide will take the time and worry out of fundraising! Suitable for Teacher.

The Complete Community Fundraising Handbook – How to make the most money ever for your community organisation (Book)
Our Community Pty Ltd

The Complete Community Fundraising Handbook offers advice aimed at improving your community organisation's fundraising efforts and will allow you to take control of your fundraising activities. Learn practical strategies, tools and next steps to gain more money for your community organisation. Suitable for teacher.

Winning Grants Funding in Australia – The step by step guide (Book)
Our Community Pty Ltd

This practical, step-by-step guide will take you through the grant seeking process assisting you to prepare and research a winning funding application including:

  • Introduction to grant seeking in Australia
  • What funding bodies want and need from community groups
  • Finding a relevant grant for your group
  • Writing a successful proposal
  • Managing the relationship with the funding body

Suitable for Teacher.

How to Manage your Grant after Winning it! (Book)
Our Community Pty Ltd

This guide is designed to take you beyond the adrenalin of finding out that you've won the grant and help walk you through the process that you'll need to undertake from here on in. The guide includes a bonus CD including all of the templates you will need to successfully manage your grant. Suitable for Teacher.

Great Fetes: Fundraising and fun - without the fuss (Book)
Our Community Pty Ltd

This book is designed to help you run a successful fete with a minimum of fuss. Drawing on the experience of teachers, parents and fundraising experts, we've pulled together all of the tips and tools you'll need to pull off a fantastic event, including a fantastic set of templates on an included CD-ROM. Suitable for Teacher.

Water – Up, Down and All Around (Book)
Natalie M. Rosinsky

Where do raindrops come from? Why don't lakes dry up? Grab your umbrella and take a tour of the water cycle. Water – Up, Down and All Around describes the water cycle and the importance of water, explaining evaporation and condensation, dew and frost, and the three states of water. Suitable for Primary.

Water (Book)
Ros Bayley, Lynn Broadbent & Sally Featherstone

Water offers ideas and guidance for providing children with a wide range of interesting challenges to use this fascinating, free resource in a variety of ways and using a range of tools and equipment, extending their work in other subjects through motivating practical activities. The authors are all experienced educators who have worked in schools, settings and local authority support services, and are now in high demand as writers and trainers. Suitable for Primary.

The Drop in my Drink – The Story of Water on our Planet (Book)
Meredith Hooper

The Drop in my Drink takes us back thousands of years to see where the Earth's water came from, and how life began in the oceans and later moved onto land. It describes the water cycle, the relationship between water and living things and between water and erosion. It also discusses important environmental issues and provides a fascinating collection of water facts. Suitable for Primary.

The Atlas of Water – Mapping the World’s most Critical Resource (Book)
Maggie Black & Jennet King

The planet's finite supply of fresh water is under such pressure that soon it may be the most valuable commodity on earth. The new edition of this crucial and timely atlas shows water distribution worldwide, and reflects the latest thinking and emerging issues. With updated data throughout, the atlas covers a wide range of topics to map how our limited water resources are shared and used around the world, as well as the challenges posed to their management by today's unprecedented population and environmental pressures. It includes completely new maps on climate change, water for tourism, dam construction, biodiversity, and water management, commerce and legislation. Suitable for Secondary.

My First Discoveries - Water (Book)
Gallimard Jeunesse & Pierre-Marie Valat

Raindrops, icicles, puddles, rivers, oceans, dams, hoses, and taps—readers will learn that water is falling, melting, and flowing all around us in nature, at home, and even inside us. Suitable for Lower Primary.

We Need Water (Book)
Charles Ghigna

A fun poem that explores the wonderful world of water, reminding readers that it is important to keep water clean. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Help The Environment – Saving Water (Book)
Charlotte Guillain

This book introduces the concept of caring for our environment in an attractive and accessible way. Based on children's real - life experiences, the books focus on things children can actually do to help. Suitable for Lower Primary.

50 Fantastic Things to do with a Water Tray (Book)
Kirstine Beeley & Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Packed full of inspiring activities which re-invigorate and extend traditional areas of early years provision, 50 Fantastic Things to do with a Water Tray, is a must have for early learning about water. Each activity features easy to follow step-by-step instructions with additional ideas on how to extend the activity inside and outdoors. The learning possibilities are clearly identified and practitioners can see at a glance what the children will get out of the activity. Suitable for Lower Primary.

I am Water (Book)
Jean Marzollo

Simple text and colourful cut-paper illustrations combine in a celebration of the beauty and usefulness of water that depicts such objects as a rainy day, steam cooking, and ice cubes. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Water For Life (Book)
Bernard Smith

Water. We drink it. We cook with it. We wash with it. We can't live without it. Most of us don't think about it much. But it is not there for everybody, and our world is changing fast. We have to think very carefully about water, and about our use of it. Suitable for Primary.

Earth’s Water Cycle (Book)
Robin Nelson

From lakes, to clouds, to rain that falls back to Earth--discover how water changes through various processes to form the water cycle. Suitable for Lower Primary.

Water Is Precious (Book)
Kate McAllen/ Australian Geographic

Explore the real world, its history, peoples, animals and technology. Covering everything watery, students can learn about water on our earth, climate change where water is used around the world, different sources of water and how to use water wisely. The text is written for readers at varying reading levels and the topics have been carefully selected to interest and engage young readers, and to stimulate critical thinking. Suitable for Primary.

Water Wise! (Book)
Alison Hawes

Water Wise! contains information about what it is like to work for a charity conserving the precious resource of water. This book provides a fresh and exciting insight into the importance of water in other countries. This book is ideal for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context. Suitable for Primary.

The Water Cycle (Book)
Bobbie Kalman & Rebecca Sjonger

All life on Earth depends on the water cycle! The Water Cycle is a fascinating book that introduces students to this important cycle using a clear, step-by step approach. Students will learn about how different processes, including evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and run-off, work together to move water from the ground to the air and then back down again. Full colour diagrams and beautiful images accompany clear text to help make the water cycle come alive. Suitable for Primary.

What is Precipitation? (Book)
Robin Johnson

From gentle showers to heavy downpours and slow flurries to hail, this appealing title will be a hit with students rain or shine! Students will learn the basic concepts of the water cycle, the features of different kinds of precipitation, and the role temperature has in determining what falls form our clouds. Suitable for Primary.

How Do Clouds Form? (Book)
Lynn Peppas

Using accessible text and supportive images, this informative title explains how clouds form. Concepts such as evaporation and condensation are explained in a clear, age-appropriate way. Close picture-to-text match support learners as they discover the wonders of weather. A hands-on activity helps bring the concepts to life. Suitable for Primary.

What Are Stratus Clouds? (Book)
Lynn Peppas

This interesting title teaches young readers about stratus clouds. These low-forming clouds look like grey blankets covering the sky. Students will discover how and where these clouds form, the different kinds of stratus clouds, and the weather conditions associated with this family of grey clouds. Suitable for Primary.

What Are Cirrus Clouds? (Book)
Lynn Peppas

This engaging title gives students an up-close look at cirrus clouds—the highest clouds in the sky. Students will discover how and where these clouds form, how to identify them, and what kind of weather conditions are associated with these thin, wispy clouds. Suitable for Primary.

What Are Cumulus Clouds? (Book)
Lynn Peppas

Cumulus clouds look like puffy, cotton balls floating through the sky. Most cumulus clouds have flat grey bottoms and puffy white tops. Students will discover how these clouds form, the different kinds of cumulus clouds, and the different kinds of weather associated with each. Suitable for Primary.