Which country uses less water per person, China or the United Kingdom?

Grade level:  3rd – 5th grade

Skills: Interpreting bar graphs

Related environmental issues: Water

Everyday a lot of water is used for many purposes, such as electricity generation, irrigation, household use, and so on. The table below shows daily water use per person in 5 countries.

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  1. Which country in the bar graph uses the most water per person?
  2. Which country in the bar graph uses the least water per person?
  3. How many countries use more than 600 gallons of water per person a day?
  4. Which country uses less water per person, China or the United Kingdom?
  5. Which country uses 4 times as much water as Sweden?

Sources: Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations

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Answer keys

  1. United States
  2. Mexico
  3. 3 countries
  4. The United Kingdom
  5. Canada