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Age range: 11-14
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • Biology
  • D&T
  • Mathematics

How much water 1

Compare water usage within the UK to that of other countries

This activity continues the theme of water usage developed in the Sewage Tunnels activity but can be delivered independently should the teacher wish. Students estimate how much water they use each day and apply their mathematical understanding to interpret a wide range of complex data to develop their appreciation of why water usage is such an important issue. Finally, students consider how different lifestyles impact on water usage, and why it is important to conserve water.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity where students will focus on the link between water usage at home and the number of people living in their household, as well as comparing the water usage within the UK to that of other countries.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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