Discover how much freshwater we have on the planet and how people in some countries struggle to collect water to drink. Hear the stories of people lining up for water in a Calcutta slum and how drought causes problems for an Al Paso Farmer. Pupils will then carry out a hands on activity to find the water conservation measures in place on the Sustainability Centre site and then play the water collection game to get enough water to make tea for an Indian family in a Calcutta slum. Pupils can see that our position globally affects the amount of water we can access. They will use the site to explore their ideas about water usage and accessibility and find some answers to the question. Why are some countries short of water? Why are some people short of water?
Pre or post visit studies might include organising water saving ideas and competitions at school. Most suitable for years 3 and 4 (1hour 30 mins)
Human and Physical Geography KS2 - Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.
Human and Physical Geography KS2 - Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
Science KS2 - Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
English KS2 - Participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously.
English KS2 - Continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
Address The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR