The survey consists of fourteen questions. We gave 200 students the same survey, however, we were only able to receive 75% percent response (150 students).
So, you are probably wondering what exactly all of these graphs are saying about our society; lets break it down:
Of all of the ages, the thirteen year olds were the least informed. Over two thirds of the kids have not been informed about what water pollution is, or its fatal effects. They are only aware of the things they can see, and not the problems that affect the global world.
The fourteen year olds had a broader category of answers than the thirteen year olds, showing that they have a little more education in the water pollution area. They were aware of the broader scope of effects, like hurting the ecosystem. Most of them know that they will get in trouble if they litter, but it is not enough.
The fifteen year olds had more education, and knew more than the other two ages, but had an “I don’t care” attitude. This might have been so because they had heard many things about water pollution and were being rebellious, or didn't care. However, they knew some things about the laws.
The seventeen and sixteen year olds started to form their own ideas about water pollution, while the other ages did not have a clear conception of what it was and why it is so important.
Unfortunately, the kids who took this survey were lacking in knowledge about this important problem in the world. Why is this? Possibly, the education system is failing in its job to teach the kids. What about you? Has your teacher, whether you are in elementary, junior high, or high school, taught you about water pollution?
One great thing we can do is to contact and ask the teachers or education systems, if they could add a little lecture or some fun game to teach you guys more about water pollution. Wouldn’t a game be great?
We categorized them into five group: