Page 1







R E T A :W

GRADE 12 : Tasks

National Water Week The National Water Week is an awareness week campaign by the Department of Affairs which serves as a powerful campaign mechanism re-iterating the value of water, the need for sustainable management of this scarce resource and the role water plays in eradicating poverty and under-development in South Africa. The campaign seeks to continue building on the on-going awareness creation within the broader South African community. This awareness creation is coupled with the responsibility that every citizen must take in ensuring the integrity of our water resources and its efficient use. Particularly, the linkages between water services, supply, resource management, poverty eradication, social and economic development are emphasised in a number of innovative ways. The campaign has been influenced by local needs and international sectorial trends.

Task 1. Design a Campaign Poster It is the National Water Week as a grade 12 learner you are required to design a campaign. Your are required to work in groups of five. Your campaign should be about the following;  It should have the proper slogan  It should focus on how water important water is.  It should show figures and research on how water is being used wastefully.  It should have awareness on how people can save water.

Design a Campaign Poster Your campaign poster must be;  Creative, interesting and attractive  Informative  Must consists of diagrams and pictures  Colorful NB!!Every group member is expected to participate in the task and it will be presented in the class. Due Date: 10 June 2013

Task 2. Water Pollution Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. There are about 40% of people who do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crises: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Water is the new gold. Across the country bodies of water are drying up and this is why sources of drinkable water are becoming more and more important.

Research Project There are many different types of water pollution and all have a different adverse effect on the environment. You are required to do a research on types of water pollution. Choose any three types of water pollution to research about. On your research you should include the following;  Background information about water pollution.  Statistics on showing how each chosen type water pollution is accumulated.  Questionnaire on different people using water for instance;  People living near the industries  People living in rural areas  People living on the developed areas( townships, towns, suburban)

   

Solutions on water pollution ( from individual , community, country, and the government). It must have diagrams, pictures and figures Conclusion Reference list Due Date : 19 August 2013

Task 3. Assessment Task Individual work Answer the following questions; 1. What is water pollution? 2. What are the major water pollutants? 3. Where does water pollution come from? 4. How do we detect water pollution? 5. What is heat pollution, what causes it and what are the dangers? 6. What is eutrophication, what causes it and what are the dangers? 7. Why does water sometimes smell like rotten eggs? 8. What causes white deposit on showers and bathroom walls? 9. What can be the solutions for water pollution?

Authentic Tasks used Task 1 ďƒ˜ Authentic activities provide the opportunity for students to examine the task from different perspectives, using a variety of resources. ďƒ˜ Authentic activities allow competing solutions and diversity of outcomes ďƒ˜ Authentic activities provide the opportunity to collaborate. I used these authentic characteristics for this activity because I wanted the learners to have an opportunity to examine different issues from the task in different perspectives using whatever useful resources. Also to have solutions after the task and be able to view diversity of the task based on his or her findings. The task also allowed learners to have abilities to work with others in terms of completing the task.

Authentic Tasks used Task 2 ďƒ˜ Authentic activities comprise complex tasks to be investigated by students over a sustained period of time. ďƒ˜ Authentic activities have real-world relevance. ďƒ˜ Authentic activities allow competing solutions and diversity of outcome. I used this authentic characteristics for these task because it allows the learner to investigate and research about the given topic. This task allow learners to consider the real world issues and also understand how other people live. The task asked the learner to do the questionnaire that way it allows the learner to have many diverse outcomes.

Authentic Tasks used Task 3 ďƒ˜ Authentic activities are seamlessly integrated with assessment. ďƒ˜ Authentic activities provide the opportunity to reflect. The reasons to use these authentic characteristics for this task is that I want to provide the learners with the clear understanding of the previous tasks, for instance this task allow learners to reflect about the major two tasks that were given and also this task is related to the other tasks which will make it easier for the learner to engage to it.

Activities of the learners  

it is more about Life Sciences where it gives the learners the projects and the activities on water pollution and environmental issues.