Teaching Resources for CIBR's Up the Pipe work.

What products do you use in your house? How can they affect they environment ? and what changes can we make?

Get your students to think about what goes down the drain and what we can do about it. 

Or if you would like some scientists to come in and visit your class, for a couple of hours or a half day, to do some interactive teaching and practical activities please contact us cibr@esr.cri.nz


Teacher notes, experiences and activities, and lesson plans, are designed to be used in conjunction with one another.

Teaching Resources Y4-6

Teaching Resources Y7-8

Picture of clamsY4-6 Teachers notes [DOCX, 18 MB]
Picture of mayfly nymphY7-8 Teachers notes [DOCX, 17 MB]
Y4-6 Learning Experiences and Activities [DOCX, 4.5 MB]
Picture of water treatment cycleY7-8 Learning Experiences and Activities [DOCX, 4.5 MB]

Video Link: Household product awareness video(external link)

  Up the pipe picture(external link)

Teaching Resource: What goes down the drain at your house? [PDF, 5.5 MB]



Blank lesson plans  (plan lessons using learning experiences and activities and teacher's notes)

Picture of how to create your own water cycle

  Lesson Plan for Science Unit CL1-2 [DOCX, 27 KB]





Diagram of where your poo goes  Lesson Plan for Science Unit CL3-4 [DOCX, 27 KB]






Fluorescing bacteria

  Lesson Plan for Science Unit CL5-6 [DOCX, 27 KB]





Picture of a worm

  Lesson Plan CL1-2 template [DOCX, 22 KB]






Picture of a bacteria

  Lesson Plan CL3-4 template [DOCX, 22 KB]







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