Water conservation

Learn how to make a rain gauge

Class-based lesson for pupils in years 0-4.

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Students will look at how the drought has impacted Auckland and how we got through this period. They will see how much of earth’s water is consumable and learn how to save this precious resource both at home and school.


Students will work in small groups to make a rain gauge that can collect rainwater over a period of time.

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