Understanding the Energy Demand of Bottled Water
The production of bottled water uses huge amounts of energy compared to the production of tap water. Students will illustrate the steps required to produce bottled water and the relative amounts of energy used at each step. They will then debate the pros and cons of drinking bottled water and actions they can take at school to reduce their drinking water-related energy footprints. Finally, students will reflect upon what they have learned and write an "op ed" piece for their school newspaper.
5, 6, 7, 8
Ecology, Writing (composition), Earth Science
National Environmental Education Foundation