Rain, snow, rivers and oceans – there’s a lot of water in the world. Or is there?
When you think of rivers, lakes and oceans there seems to be an endless supply of water in the world. But by simply cutting up an apple, we can make a powerful analogy about the amount of fresh water that’s available and why it’s important to take care of the water around us.
Water is important to all living things, including plants and animals. Living things depend on water for food, drinking, habitat and more. For humans, water is also used for things like washing, farming and generating electricity. Water comes from five main sources:
Water covers almost 80% of Earth’s surface, but there is only a limited amount of fresh water available to living things, including humans.
Search for clues about how we use water at school and at home.
Be water scientists and make your own rain gauge.
How can we use less water and make every drop count?
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