Quiz and Swap

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Overview

Quiz and swap

Each person gets a card with a question on one side and the answer on the other (Print outs below). Everyone walks around the room, asks the nearest person the question for them to answer.

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General Studies

                Earth Sciences

stopwatch20 minutes

circular-line-with-word-age-in-the-center13 – 21 years old

group-of-three-men-standing-side-by-side-hugging-each-otherGroups of up to 40

Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • To understand the importance of clean water and sanitation
  • Knowledge the water and sanitation situation around the world
  • To provide insight into global issues

Behavioural competences

Protect clean water, the importance of sanitation.

Reflections

Threats to clean water

Lifelong learning key competences

Social and civic competencies
Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology

Materials

Cards – with questions.

Preparation

Print the questions (cards)

Read the follow up suggestions

Useful videos to introduce the goal/theme:

YouTube videos

http://practicalaction.org/video-pump-it-1
This video explains the science behind how a water pump works and why it is important to the lives of people in Bangladesh.

http://practicalaction.org/video-solar-power-kenya
Drinking dirty water is the only solution for some children in Kenya. Installing a solar powered water pump changes their lives.

http://practicalaction.org/video-low-cost-sanitation-zimbabwe
Low cost solutions to sanitation in Zimbabwe are shown in detail

http://practicalaction.org/video-multi-use-water-systems-nepal
Case study of a woman who uses the new water system in Nepal and how it has benefited her.

http://practicalaction.org/video-toilet-kenya-ant-and-dec
In this video, originally made for Comic Relief, Ant and Dec see the reality of poor sanitation in Kenyan slums.

Instructions

Each person gets a card with a question on one side and the answer on the other (Print outs below). Everyone walks around the room, asks the nearest person the question for them to answer, and then provides the correct response. Reverse roles so the other person asks their question, and checks the correct answer. Swap cards after you have asked each other your question.

– Find a new person and repeat the process.

Throughout the game, the “game-master” will swap out used cards with new questions from the pile.

Evaluation

Complete the reflection work sheet connected to Goal no. 6
The first part of the work sheet is to be completed before class, but the remaining parts are to be used for summing up and evaluating the theme in class.

Follow up suggestions

Followup

– Each person writes down the factual information that they remember best, were most surprised by, etc.
– Collectively share these statements on the board.
– Group reflection (2-3 people): Look at the statements and consider sustainable and/or developmental recommendations to these.
– Sum up collectively.

Look at the other exercises connected to goal no. 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

Print Outs

Reflection Sheet

Appendix 1 – Questions Water Quiz’n Swap