Water and Food

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at the need for clean water to drink and food to eat. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

We all need clean water to drink. A lot of water is a needed to grow plants and crops. This comes from the rain. But sometimes we have to water crops when it is dry. Water is also needed for washing and cleaning, and for flushing the lavatory. As well as water to drink, we all need food to eat. Millions of children in the world do not get enough food to eat. Feeding everyone in the world is a big problem.

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Everyone needs clean water to drink and food to eat.

  1. What can we not live without?
    We all need clean water
  2. In this country, tap water in the kitchen is safe to drink. Water is also sold in bottles. Most drinks and juices also have lots of water in them. What do people need in every country?
    People can be very ill if they drink water that is not clean
  3. Milk contains a lot of water. What do cows need?
    Do you have a pet? What does your pet drink?
  4. Farmers grow crops like wheat. What do crops need to grow?
    The water comes from rain
  5. We use lots and lots of water. Which one of these uses water?
    What other machines need water to work?
  6. As well as water, what else do we all need?
    We need to eat the right amount of food and the right sort of food
  7. In some parts of the world, children do not have enough food. They are:
    Sometimes there is so little food that people are starving
  8. We all need to eat:
    We all need a varied diet
  9. Sam’s uncle grows plants to make food. He also keeps animals for food.

    Sam’s uncle is a ______.
    What sort of plants do farmers grow to make food?
  10. Where is food grown?
    Do you live in a town, a city or in the countryside? Is there a farm near you? What does it grow?

Author: David Bland

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