Chapter Name: Water in our life
Activity Name: How the well was dug in Water in our life
The experiment aims to understand the process of digging a well and estimate the approximate volume of water in a well. Additionally, information will be gathered from the elders in a nearby village regarding the water level in the well over the years.
- Measuring tape (optional)
Step by Step Procedure:
- Visit a nearby village where there is a well used for drinking water.
- Observe the well closely and make notes about its structure, depth, and any visible markings.
- Approach the elders in the village and politely request their assistance in gathering information about the well.
- Ask the elders about the approximate volume of water in the well. They might provide an estimation based on their knowledge or experience.
- Inquire about the water level in the well over the years. Ask if the water level has remained constant or if there have been noticeable changes.
- Record the information provided by the elders in your notebook, including the estimated volume of water and any observations about water level fluctuations.
- If possible, measure the depth of the well using a measuring tape. Note down this measurement as well.
- Ask the elders about the process of digging the well. Inquire if they have any knowledge about the equipment or techniques used.
- Listen carefully and take detailed notes of the well-digging process described by the elders.
- Thank the elders for their time and information.
- Structure and depth of the well: Note down any observations about the well’s physical appearance, such as its shape, size, and depth.
- Volume of water: Record the approximate estimation of the water volume provided by the elders.
- Water level changes: Note any information about the water level in the well over the years. Determine if the water level has been constant or if there have been noticeable fluctuations.
- Respect the privacy and time of the villagers. Seek permission before approaching them for information.
- Be polite and considerate while interacting with the elders. Show appreciation for their knowledge and experiences.
- Do not enter private property or areas where access is restricted without proper permission.
Lesson Learnt from Experiment:
This experiment helps to gain insights into the process of digging a well and understanding the approximate volume of water it can hold. It also highlights the importance of water conservation and monitoring the water level in wells over time to ensure a sustainable water supply.