Chapter Name: Water in our life
Activity Name: Droughts – water scarcity in Water in our life
The experiment involves forming groups of 4 to 5 students to discuss different topics related to water scarcity and droughts. Each group will focus on a specific aspect of the problem and prepare a group report. The topics to be discussed are as follows:
Group-1: What will happen if rainfall this year is less than last year? Group-2: What would happen if there was no rainfall for five years? Group-3: What could be the possible reasons for water scarcity in a particular place? Group-4: What problems can arise due to water scarcity in a particular place?
- Pen and paper for note-taking during the discussion
- Access to reference materials or internet resources for research (optional)
Step by Step Procedure:
- Form groups of 4 to 5 students, assigning each group a specific topic from the list above.
- Within each group, allocate time for individual research on the assigned topic. If necessary, gather relevant information from books, articles, or online resources.
- Once research is complete, conduct a group discussion where each member shares their findings and perspectives on the topic.
- Collaboratively develop a group report that summarizes the key points and conclusions based on the discussion.
- Each group member should contribute to the report by adding their insights, analysis, and suggestions related to the assigned topic.
- Review and revise the group report to ensure clarity, coherence, and accuracy.
- Submit the final group report as per the instructions provided by the teacher.
The experiment is based on group discussions and research, so there may not be any specific observations to record. However, each group should document their key findings and insights in the group report.
- Ensure active participation and equal contribution from each group member.
- Encourage respectful and inclusive discussions, allowing every member to express their opinions and ideas.
- Promote critical thinking and evidence-based reasoning during the discussions and research process.
- Use reliable and credible sources for information gathering to ensure accuracy and validity of the findings.
Lesson Learnt from Experiment:
This activity aims to deepen students’ understanding of water scarcity and its implications. By engaging in group discussions and research, students will develop critical thinking skills, research abilities, and teamwork.
They will also gain insights into the causes and consequences of water scarcity, fostering a sense of environmental awareness and the importance of water conservation.