Water chemistry online - Stage 6 Chemistry resources

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What is Water chemistry online?

Looking for inspiration for a Depth Study? Water chemistry online gives you ideas, learning tools and resources to explore how we apply real world science.

Choose from three Stage 6 Chemistry Depth Study investigations looking at:

1. Drinking Water Depth Study - explore pH, buffers and chemical techniques we use to ensure drinking water quality and protect public health.

2. Wastewater Depth Study - explore separation techniques used in treating wastewater, as well as the need for chemical monitoring to protect the environment.

3. Recycled Water Depth Study - explore different types of polymers and how we use them in flocculation, dewatering and membranes contributing to sustainable environments and livable cities.

Getting started?

  1. Sign up with your school email* and check out our video highlighting key features of this page. *You are only required to provide the required information indicated by the asterisks on the registration form. School emails will only be able to participate in our Q&A.
  2. Check out our sample timelines, lesson plans and assessments to help you deliver our Depth Study programs.
  3. Book a 30 minute virtual conference session with one of our experienced Education Officers.
  4. Start asking questions, share your stories and test your knowledge.

What will you find on Water chemistry online?

Discover

Learn the chemistry behind water management and why it's important. Watch this video to set the scene.

Explore how we put theory to practice and how you can replicate real world science in the classroom. Why not try our practical investigations.

Drinking water - Practical investigation example

Ask questions

This is a great place to ask about things you can't find easily in your textbooks, about Sydney Water, water management and the water industry. Sydney Water Education Officer presenting to crown of students

Share feedback and ideas

You'll also be able to engage with us, other students and teachers. You could leave study tips, present your depth study projects or give feedback on our content.

Students sharing notes and studying

Want to know more about our Education resources or book a virtual conference for your depth study contact Education@sydneywater.com.au.

What is Water chemistry online?

Looking for inspiration for a Depth Study? Water chemistry online gives you ideas, learning tools and resources to explore how we apply real world science.

Choose from three Stage 6 Chemistry Depth Study investigations looking at:

1. Drinking Water Depth Study - explore pH, buffers and chemical techniques we use to ensure drinking water quality and protect public health.

2. Wastewater Depth Study - explore separation techniques used in treating wastewater, as well as the need for chemical monitoring to protect the environment.

3. Recycled Water Depth Study - explore different types of polymers and how we use them in flocculation, dewatering and membranes contributing to sustainable environments and livable cities.

Getting started?

  1. Sign up with your school email* and check out our video highlighting key features of this page. *You are only required to provide the required information indicated by the asterisks on the registration form. School emails will only be able to participate in our Q&A.
  2. Check out our sample timelines, lesson plans and assessments to help you deliver our Depth Study programs.
  3. Book a 30 minute virtual conference session with one of our experienced Education Officers.
  4. Start asking questions, share your stories and test your knowledge.

What will you find on Water chemistry online?

Discover

Learn the chemistry behind water management and why it's important. Watch this video to set the scene.

Explore how we put theory to practice and how you can replicate real world science in the classroom. Why not try our practical investigations.

Drinking water - Practical investigation example

Ask questions

This is a great place to ask about things you can't find easily in your textbooks, about Sydney Water, water management and the water industry. Sydney Water Education Officer presenting to crown of students

Share feedback and ideas

You'll also be able to engage with us, other students and teachers. You could leave study tips, present your depth study projects or give feedback on our content.

Students sharing notes and studying

Want to know more about our Education resources or book a virtual conference for your depth study contact Education@sydneywater.com.au.

  • How do shorter showers help protect the environment?

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    21 Sep 2020
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    Did you know that the average Sydneysider uses 200L per day! About a quarter of all water used at home is in the shower. Are you spending more than the recommended water wise limit of four minutes? You're not alone but we can all make a difference to help protect our water and the environment.

    Cutting your daily shower from eight minutes to four minute saves around 36L of water. Taking shorter showers is just one of many ways to reduce water use and conserve our drinking water. It's also an easy way to reduce your water bill.

    Shorter showers can also save up to 350 kilograms of carbon dioxide a year and help cut down your energy bills. See the video from Fight For Planet A: Our Climate Challenge to see how easy it is to use some problem solving and investigation skills. Can you calculate how much water your shower head uses?

    Then, head to our WaterFix webpage to see if you're eligible for a FREE shower head replacement.


  • We'll be live from STANSW Chemistry Conference

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    27 Aug 2020
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    We'll be live, online on Friday 18th of September for the STANSW - Green Chemistry Conference.
    This years themes are Green science and achieving the UN Sustainability Goals such as clean water and sanitation. We'll be showcasing how science in the classroom is used to address real life challenges in water management.

    We'll do live demonstrations and recreate some experiences from our excursions programs. You can try these at school even if you don't have a fancy lab. There will also be time for questions and discussions about our upcoming virtual programs.

    A copy of our presentation slides is available here.

  • A cuddly coworker: Sydney Water sniffer dogs

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    25 Aug 2020
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    Just in case you missed this news story earlier this year. We've got very 'impawtant' four-legged staff.

    How does this relate to chemistry?

    Well, we're just us applying a bit of Module 8, new (old) chemical ideas!

    We've known for millennia that man's best friend has a great sense of smell. Scientist have been documenting this for a long time. In fact, it's said they have " smell receptors 10,000 times more accurate than humans".

    Think about the parallels of sniffer dogs and 'mechanical sniffers' your studying in the classroom. Analytical tools like mass spectrometry. They both can pick up compounds coming from a source, detecting it and measure certain qualities like the 'strength' of a signal, albeit in very different ways.

    We use a range of analytical tools that work great in the Sydney Water Monitoring Services labs, but these very cuddly coworkers are another innovation to help. They complement our other approaches to monitor our water network in the field and protect the environment.