Only ordinary water

Water is basic condition for life on Earth, but what is water actually and why is it so important for life on Earth? Where do the water in our homes come from, where does the toilet water goes, how much water do you spend per day, where does water goes when you boil water, how much water does a seed need to grow, how much does it rain, which animals lives in the water near you school, how do other countries in developing countries use water...these and many other questions are we trying to answer in our schools during spring 2008. The students are going to write stories, find out facts, work in group and individual, make water experiments, examine water near the schools, visiting water tower, sewage treatment works. The students are going to work with Word, webcams, camera, Moviemaker, art and music. You can follow the projects in Kungshögsskolans website. Only ordinary water - is an eTwinningproject involving all subjects in scool, but we are going to work much with science and math. About ten classes in the two schools are going to join the project and the students are 6 – 12 years old.



Posted by: Laima Vidauskiene

Water consumption of students in Lithuania

Students of Jonava Justinas Vareikis Basic School took part in the eTwinning project's experiment "How much water do we use per day" on the 21st of November in 2007.

In this project took part:
5a form – 23 students
5b form – 11 students
5c form – 27 students
5d form – 16 students
6a form – 13 students

Total: 90 students

What did we use the water for

to wash a face, hands
to brush teeth
to take a shower or bath
to use a toilet
to drink water
to do the cooking
to wash up
the other (to do laundry, to clean rooms, to water flowers…)

Total amount of consumed water in litres was 5.130.
On the average every student consumed about 57 litres of fresh water per day.
Every year each student consumes in average 20.805 litres of fresh water!