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Possible Interactive Notebook Activity
Click here for the FREE downloadable version:FREE: Water Facts!
Water actually has a day when people focus on just how important water is to all of us. World Water Day is March 22nd. In 2018, the theme for world Water Day is "Nature for Water". The organization says the focus for the day is"exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century."
Did You Know?
1. Our planet is about 75% water.Yet, less than 2% is able to be used by humans. Can you think of two reasons why most water is NOT available for human use?_____________ and____________
2. A jellyfish is almost 95% water!A human body is made up of about 66% water.
4. The city ofCape Town, South Africa, is running out of water! They are experiencing the worst drought in 100 years. Day Zero, when the faucets will be turned off will be sometime this summer.
5. The water you are drinking is the same water that the dinosaurs
We don't have any "new" water on the planet. It just keeps getting recycled.Can you name the three stages of the water cycle?____________ __________ ______________
6. Scientists say that in a 100 year time period, a molecule of water spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice and just 2 weeks in rivers and lakes. It spends only about 1 week in the atmosphere.
7. In 1996 , NASA announced that water, in the form of ice, was found on the moon, near the South Pole.
8. Did you know that hot water freezes more quickly than cold water? This is called the Mpemba Effect. Scientists aren't sure why this is the case.
9. Water is the only substance on the Earth that has three stages.Can you name them?_____________________________
10. Water is made up of just two elements, hydrogen and oxygen.
11. Pure water doesn't have any smell or taste. Other than for drinking, can you think of three uses of water?____________________________________
12. Can you name the room in a house that uses the most water?____________
Before doing the activity, ask the students to share prior knowledge on the topic of water. Give the students the Did You Know? Fact Sheet. Regroup and discuss.
1. Teachers may find some information at this link of value to use with kids: http://savethewater.org/education-resources/water-facts/
2. http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-conservation-kids.htm Brainstorm with kids ways to save on water, then show this page and have students illustrate a water conservation tip.
3. Print out these certificates for World Water Day:Certificate for World Water Day
4. Learn about the water cycle: http://www.kidzone.ws/water/
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