After investigating factors involved in the loss of water from plants pupils consider the impact of drought on food security and land use.

Lesson 1 - Transpiration

Lesson 2 - Dry as a bone

Pupil worksheets

Irrigation techniques


Other resources to support this pair of lessons

Technical brief on micro-irrigation - practicalaction .org/technical-briefs-schools-agriculture

Video clip on the effect of droughts in Kyuoso, Kenya -

Video clip showing the effect of drought in California -


N.B. Teacher's notes are on the main page for this unit. 

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