Why has Water Shaped th World

Ref: C3674552

If you learn better by 'doing' rather than listening, want to gain confidence in your numeracy as well as vocabulary in a safe and supported environment, this is for you.We will look at water in a scientific context. why do heavy ships float but metal sinks, what happens if salt or sugar dissolves in water? What is the water cycle. How many new words can you learn about the way water is found in our world. What is water?

Course aim

We will look at the properties, using practical work, of water that make it so important to us. You will look at the water cycle, understand scientific vocabulary associated with water and use numeracy to interpret practical work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is designed to gain confidence in numeracy at entry level using community engagement.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recall three facts about the properties of water.
  • Give five main uses of water
  • Use a bar graph and pie chart to answer questions
  • Develop better practical skills, by following instructions.
  • Learn the meaning of five new terms during the course.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Why has Water Shaped th World


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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