Bushfires are threatening our drinking water

Bushfires pose a serious risk to the quality of our drinking water – expert Stuart Khan explains the immediate and long-term effects.

Suitable for delivery alongside the Year 7 or 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum when studying the water cycle or global systems as well as year 7 Chemical Sciences thinking about Mixtures and Separations and how this overlaps with water cycle content.

Word Count: 989

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Years: 7, 10

Topics:

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/non-renewable resources; The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface