Monday, March 17, 2014

What is Man Without the Beasts? (Unit-IV Project Work)



Project Work

Look at  the picture. Our water resources  are  getting  polluted every  day.  If we  do  not  care enough to prevent pollution and save water there is going to be an acute scarcity of drinking water.

I. Visit five houses in your locality and collect the following information.
1. Number of members in the family.
a. adults                                                               b. children

2. The average quantity of water used in the household  (in litres).
a. for drinking and cooking food                                b. for washing clothes and cleaning the house
c. for cattle                                                         d. for cultivation

3. The average quantity of  drinking water wasted in the household  (in litres).
a. for drinking and cooking food                                b. for washing clothes and cleaning the house
c. for cattle                                                         d. for cultivation

4. What are the water sources for the household and what is the average quantity of water used from these sources.
a. well in the household                                b. public well
c. water from public taps                              d. river, pond, lake, etc.

5. Does the ground water in the locality get polluted?  If so, the sources.
a. domestic sewage                                        b. industrial wastewater
c. agricultural wastewater                            d. construction site run-off
e. urban  run-off

II Work in three groups and make reports as suggested below. Present all the reports before the whole class.

Group A
The quantity of water used by the households in the locality from various water sources and how the usage can be minimised for conserving drinking water.

Group B
The water sources in the locality, how the water gets polluted and how it can be prevented.

Group C
What measures that can be taken for conserving water and preventing pollution of water?

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