Class resources

The Wonder of Water: The Cotter Dam Education Kit

As part of the Cotter Dam enlargement, Icon Water developed an education program to involve local students and help them learn about the significance of the new dam and the Cotter Precinct. The program, which is aimed at students from Kindergarten to Year 10, includes a comprehensive suite of education units and resources developed by teachers, for teachers. The curriculum units are aligned with the Australian curriculum and fall broadly under three strands:

  • Environment: Protecting the environment
  • Science: Engineering and water supply
  • History: people and place

Curriculum units

The twelve curriculum units and associated resources in the Cotter Dam Education Kit are designed for primary and secondary school students and teachers. The curriculum units in the Cotter Dam Education Kit have been realigned with the content of the Science and History learning areas developed in Phase 1 of the Australian Curriculum.

Provided below are the elements of the Cotter Dam Education Kit available for you to download.

Pre-reading material


Maps and diagrams

Work sheets

Toolbox posters

Image gallery

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