Our body and water

Foundation, Year 1 & 2, Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6
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Our bodies need plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout each day.

Water helps us to digest food, maintain a constant body temperature, protect the body's organise, transport nutrients, flush out toxins and keep you looking and feeling good.

Each day we lose about 2.4 litres of water a day through sweating, urination as well as exhaling air.

The following hydration activities can be undertaken at home or in the classroom.

Wee chart

Download the wee chart to check your wee against the colours. If your wee is dark in colour it may mean you are dehydrated and need to drink more water.

Victorian Curriculum

Years Foundation to Year 2:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP074

Years 3 - 4:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP091

Years 5 - 6:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP108

Class hydration

Find out how much water your class or family drinks by using the daily tally sheet. Check to see if there are days when more water is consumed, such as sport days or when the temperature is high.

Victorian Curriculum

Years Foundation to Year 2:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP074

Years 3 - 4:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP091

Years 5 - 6:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP108

Hydration diary

Keep track of how much water you drink throughout the day. Discuss the importance of water for the body to function properly, including carrying nutrients in and taking waste out of the body. All parts of the body contain some water for example:

  • lungs consist of 80% water
  • bones consist of 22% water
  • muscles contain 75% water
  • blood consists of 82% water
  • and the skin 80% water

Victorian Curriculum

Years Foundation to Year 2:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP074

Years 3 - 4:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP091

Years 5 - 6:  Health and Physical Education  VCHPEP108

We have lots more water for health and wellbeing activities in volume three of the Water learn it. Live it. resource.

Volume 3 Water in the community



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