How much water does it take to produce 3 eggs?

Grade level:  4th – 5th grades

Skills: Multiplication

Related environmental issues: Water

The table below shows some types of food you eat and the amount of water required to produce the food.

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  1. In the morning, you had 3 eggs. How much water did it take to produce 3 eggs?
  2. At noon, you had lunch with 4 friends. Each bought a bottled soft drink. How much water did it take to produce the water?
  3. Both you and your brother had 2 small bags of potato chips after school. How much water did it take to produce the potato chips?
  4. You and your brother had pizza for dinner. You had three slices and your brother had four slices. How much water did it take to produce the pizza?

Sources: Water Footprint and World watch Institute

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Answer keys

  1. 52 x 3 = 156 (gallons)
  2. 78 x 5 = 390 (gallons)
  3. 62 x 4 =248 (gallons)
  4. 92 x 7= 644 (gallons)