When you press the flush button, your wee, poo, toilet paper and water go down a pipe called a sewer.
The toilet flushes the wastes down the sewer pipe.
The sewer pipe from your house also collects and removes other wastes. This might be soapy water from baths and showers, or water left over from washing dishes and clothes. Together, all of these wastes are called “sewage”.
The wastes from your house join those from other homes and flow into bigger sewer pipes, which take all the sewage to a place where it is treated. This place is called a sewage treatment plant.
Sewage contains lots of germs and if people come into contact with it, it can make them very sick. The treatment also removes things that people have flushed down the toilet.
The sewage is cleaned in the treatment plant. Chemicals are added to kill as many germs as possible. Then the treated water is released into a local river or even the ocean.
IV. Have a look at this. Do you know what this is called? When you create a work by making an abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, pronounced as a word? As in ESO or BFF?
VIII. We are now going to practise listening actively with a role play about what we learned at the River Interpretation Center. Let’s have a look at the prompts first to see if you remember which river facts are true and which are false.
You will be given some active listening cards and the aim is to be the first one to get rid of your cards. If you don’t have a suitable card, you can use the prompts in your worksheet.
You will be assessed by some classmates in your group. This is the assessment rubric they are going to use.