We use water every single day. We drink it, wash with it, cook with it and in B.C., we even use it to make electricity. At home and at school, come up with ways we can use less water. At school, make posters encouraging others to save water and at home, take a family pledge to conserve.
Water is important to all living things, including plants and animals. Living things depend on water for food, drinking, habitat and more. 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.
Be water scientists and make your own rain gauge.
Rain, snow, rivers and oceans – there’s a lot of water in the world. Or is there?
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