Active Learning Item 1:
Water use at home
Pupils will investigate the water use in their own household, what water sources are used, which source is used for which purposes and how much water is used for the various purposes. Based on their observation they will discuss how they can improve the use of water.
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In this assignment, each pupil will estimate the amount of water their family uses for daily purposes like drinking, washing up, bathing etc. If the water is taken from more than one water source, the pupil will also investigate which water source is used for what and why. They will summarize the class results and compare with experiences from other places.
The purpose is that the pupils shall understand where the water comes from, reflect on water scarcity issues if present, know their own level of water use and be prepared to discuss water management problems in society.
Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Before giving pupils the full assignment:
Regarding data collection at home:
Intro, questions at school: 2 hours
Fieldwork: 1 hour
Finishing: 2 hours
After discussing water resources and water use in the class, each pupil should do practical field work in their own household. They should do the following individual activities, for which they may help each other in groups:
Purpose of water:
Follow-up class activities