Water Explorer activities
As a class, we were asked to bring in food labels from home to find the source of our food. We wrote the name of the food on sticky notes and placed them on a map of the world. The majority of our food comes from Europe. Veg and porridge are sourced here in Ireland, whilst food such as rice, cookies and chocolate bars come from Eastern Europe. We found that dates come from Israel, sea veg crisps come from North Korea, kiwis from New Zealand and brown sugar from Mauritius. In conclusion, we found out that the food we eat comes from all over the world.
We looked at the percentage of clean water that was available in the countries. The majority of the countries that do not have access to clean water are those situated in Africa. The worst affected country was Somalia in which only 31% of water is clean. The map also showed us that all the countries in Europe have access to clean water. The majority of countries in South America also have access to clean water.
We examined the secret water in food and we guessed how much water is needed to make a single cup of tea and coffee. We guessed that a cup of tea needed 5 litres. We were a long way off as you need 130 litres to make a cup. As for coffee we guessed 2 litres and again we were a long way off as it was 30 litres
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