Water and Your World

2 Fresh clean water is essential for life, yet it is one of our most endangered resources. While the majority of the earth is covered by water, it is mostly salty and undrinkable ocean water. Only about 3% of all the planet’s water is fresh water. Most of this is frozen in glaciers, so it’s not possible for us to use it. That leaves less than 1% of all water on earth available for drinking and other activities. You may know you can’t survive long without drinking water, but have you ever stopped to think about how many other ways you use water in your daily life? List all the ways you can think of that your family uses or enjoys water. Indoors Outdoors/For Fun 2 Water is a Scarce and Vital Resource Water in Your Life Water makes up 83% of our blood, 70% of our brain, and 90% of our lungs. Overall, our bodies are about 60% water! Get Water Wise Water Words Find the definitions for the following water vocabulary words in this book. These and other new water words are highlighted in green. aquifers condensation evaporation groundwater percolates pollutants precipitation reservoirs runoff surface water transpiration watershed © 20 20 Culver Media, LLC 800-428-5837 Product #37130