Yesterday we went on a Field Trip to Aberdeen. We visited three different types of markets – Wet Market – Supermarket – Mall , this field trip was supposed to help us with our summative assessment. Before we went we split up into small groups and gathered small questions we could use to answer our Big Inquiry Question. Our Big Inquiry Question was “How are Marketplaces organized and operated.
This Is The Information I Gathered:
I learnt that in Malls and Supermarkets they tend to arrange their products by what types they are. They also put items that are on sale in the front because it stands out and more people will buy them. In the build up before the selling they put up advertisements on newspapers and television’s to attract more customers. Since most of the items are imported, the manufacturers are the one’s that are giving the prices. According to the community, the like the Malls and Supermarkets because they are clean, organized, and the quantity and quality of items are better than wet market’s products.
In learnt that in Wet Markets they do things completely different from Malls and Supermarkets. Since it is harder to put up advertisements in wet markets, they tend to put their best selling items in the front of their stall to attract people. Wet markets are known for its localized food, so shopkeepers are the one’s who make prices up based on the economy. In difference from malls and supermarkets, wet markets allow bargaining as the prices aren’t fixed. Shopkeepers say if people start bargaining, theres actually no choice for them because its still much better than to get no income. In the communities point of view they think Wet market are good because the food is fresh, cheap and everything is local. They also say that nothing is fresher than wet markets because everything is done on the spot.