Cool pots

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action

This Upd8 looks at a  'big question' facing a girl called Grace who lives in can her family keep their fruit and vegetables fresh for longer? 

Pupils gain an understanding of what it might be like to be a child like Grace, to live in a village with no electricity to keep fruit and vegetables cooll. They then go on to investigate how building a special container using insulation to stop heat transfer may help.  Finally they look at the actual solution used by families like Grace's in Sudan.


Cool pots - PPT

Cool pots - teacher's notes

To find out more about how a zeer pot works click here.

For a technical brief on zeer pots go to our technical briefs on food and look for the brief on evapourative cooling.

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