HES Bottled Water & World Water Supply

This week we are focusing on water as a final topic.

A.  We watched a documentary called ‘Tapped’ about bottled water.

Transcript from the movie:  Tapped

B.  Students will test water quality we collected.  Groups will record their information on a class table on the back board.

C.  In addition, each student needs to read articles for background information:

  1. Must be Something in the Water
  2. The violent Afterlife of a Recycled Plastic Bottle
  3. Top Ten Wars of the Future (Over War)
  4. Virginia Second-Worst State for Toxic Chemicals Dumped into its Waterways

D.  Water Taste Test Lab — students will taste test various waters and rate it on 5 characteristics.  Turn in the tray.

E.  Students will respond to this post with answers to the following questions using the articles their read as support:

Copy and paste the questions and insert answers as a response using the comment bubble at the top right corner of the post.  Place your name at the top.

  1.  What do you think makes a particular water taste the best?
  2. Which water you taste-tested was the best in your opinion and WHY?
  3. What is the water quality of the pond water?  Was that a surprise to you? (we will discuss in class Thursday/Friday)
  4. Is bottled water safer than tap water?
  5. Recalling the movie, what do you think about the corporations that are mining water from towns/cities?
  6. What were the most shocking things discussed in the movie, in your opinion?
  7. Which river is the most polluted in VA?
  8. What can be done to protect Virginia’s rivers?
  9. What factors cause an area to have the potential for conflict over water?
  10. What scenario(s) are the scariest in your opinion?
  11. How much plastic is actually being recycled?
  12. What will future people think of the plastic we have in landfills?
  13. Would you ever consider not using bottled water?  Why or why not?
  14. What is the most shocking thing your read about water supplies, water pollution, bottled water?

***I have truly enjoyed having you in my class — this semester has been great!

 

 

 

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By DgriffithEVHS

3 comments on “HES Bottled Water & World Water Supply

  1. What do you think makes a particular water taste the best?When there are no chemicals or anything like that is when it is the best.
    2.) I think the spring was the best it just tasted like good water
    3.)IDK we did not discuss
    4.)yes because tap is from a well and bottled is from a factory
    5.)was not there for this
    6.)was not there did not watch it
    8.)stop putting oil and gas and trash in it and maybe we could have better things
    7.)James
    9.)when there is no electricity and the lake is all gone there is no more
    10.)when we have a high rain storm and my mom can’t get to the store
    11.)not a lot
    12.)they won’t think of us very highly
    13.) no because for lunches I use bottles and for sports and stuff like that
    14.)that one day we might not have any of this stuff

  2. 1.What do you think makes a particular water taste the best?
    -Filtration, mineral content, water quality, and source.
    2.Which water you taste-tested was the best in your opinion and WHY?
    -The core water, because it didn’t have a ‘mineral’ taste like the others.
    3.What is the water quality of the pond water? Was that a surprise to you?
    -The quality was bad, no because it came from a pond with living organisms.
    4.Is bottled water safer than tap water?
    -I believe so, because tap has more risk of contamination rather than water that has gone through filtration multiple times.
    5.Recalling the movie, what do you think about the corporations that are mining water from towns/cities?
    -I think they just want money for the brand name, they don’t really care about the contents because water is water.
    6.What were the most shocking things discussed in the movie, in your opinion?
    -The sources of the water. The bottles of water elaborate on the name so much that they’re basically lying.
    7.Which river is the most polluted in VA?
    -New River
    8.What can be done to protect Virginia’s rivers?
    -Reduce the waste and pollution we create that runs off.
    9.What factors cause an area to have the potential for conflict over water?
    -How supplied the area is, how clean it is, who gets it.
    10.What scenario(s) are the scariest in your opinion?
    -People dying/murdered because they don’t have clean enough or any water.
    11.How much plastic is actually being recycled?
    -Less than half of the plastic put in the recycling bin.
    12.What will future people think of the plastic we have in landfills?
    -They will think the plastic is a resource gold mine.
    13.Would you ever consider not using bottled water? Why or why not?
    -Yes, because you can use an actual water bottle which is the same thing, but reusable.
    14.What is the most shocking thing your read about water supplies, water pollution, bottled water?
    -That the pollution got up to 1 million pounds.

  3. What do you think makes a particular water taste the best?
    The minerals and ingredients they add to the water.
    Which water you taste-tested was the best in your opinion and WHY?
    I think the best i tasted was either Core or Taegens well water. I just think well water tastes better than most water. & the minerals that were added to theCore water madeit taste nice.
    What is the water quality of the pond water? Was that a surprise to you? (we will discuss in class Thursday/Friday)
    Is bottled water safer than tap water?
    I think the bottlewater is safer. Only because I particularly hate tap water.
    Recalling the movie, what do you think about the corporations that are mining water from towns/cities?
    They need to find different places to get their water from. Its not eight that those companies are taking water from those rural areas.
    What were the most shocking things discussed in the movie, in your opinion?
    The places
    Which river is the most polluted in VA?
    Gravelly Run
    What can be done to protect Virginia’s rivers?
    Stop throwing your trash out in the water systems.
    What factors cause an area to have the potential for conflict over water?
    Scarce sources
    What scenario(s) are the scariest in your opinion?
    Us drinking unclean water.
    How much plastic is actually being recycled?
    28%
    What will future people think of the plastic we have in landfills?
    I think they would stop drinking bottled water all together.
    Would you ever consider not using bottled water? Why or why not? It just depends on the brand. But me, no. I like live on bottled water.
    What is the most shocking thing your read about water supplies, water pollution, bottled water?
    All the trash in the in the ponds & rivers

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