Put on your detective hats and think about all the ways we use water in our daily lives. After watching a slideshow, student detectives make observations at home to uncover clues about water use.
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.
When you think about it, it’s amazing how many different ways we depend on water in our daily lives.
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?
How can we use less water and make every drop count?
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