Rain is an important part of the water cycle so let’s conduct a rainy day experiment to better understand precipitation and the importance of H2O. Make rain gauges out of empty pop bottles, then measure and track how much rain falls in a day.
In British Columbia, we use about 300 litres of water per person per day (Statistics Canada, 2013). We use water every day to drink, flush our toilets, brush our teeth, run our baths, grow and cook our food, wash our dishes and clothes, and make our electricity. Our province has a lot of surface water in lakes and rivers, but despite this, only one per cent of water on Earth is readily accessible. When students understand how they use water, they can explore ways to reduce their water use.
Search for clues about how we use water at school and at home.
Rain, snow, rivers and oceans – there’s a lot of water in the world. Or is there?
How can we use less water and make every drop count?
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