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Water Is Life Let’s learn more about how water is the main source of life. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. Sometimes pure and helpful. Sometimes polluted.

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2 Water Is Life Let’s learn more about how water is the main source of life. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. Sometimes pure and helpful. Sometimes polluted and harmful. It’s all about life! Click on Drip the drop to continue

3 Water is necessary for all life on Earth. Humans can survive for several weeks without food, but for only a few days without water. Drinking water that can be consumed or utilized without risk of immediate or long term harm. Such water is commonly called potable water. Click on Drip to move on

4 Good clean water is also essential to good hygiene. The term "hygiene" refers to the cleaning habits for healthy living. There are many more healthy cleaning habits for good hygiene! Can you think of some? Click on Drip

5 Agriculture is the production of food and goods through farming and ranching. It takes a lot of water to feed all the people. Agriculture was the key development that led to the rise of civilization, creating food surpluses that enabled densely populated societies.

6 Water can sustain life we can’t even see! Protozoan Virus Bacteria Parasites Click on Drip

7 A lot of these microorganisms occur naturally in streams, rivers, lakes and puddles.

8 Pollution is when the natural environment is being contaminated with harmful substances.

9 Harmful germs, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms do well in polluted water.

10 They can cause diseases that not only make people and animals sick, but are difficult to stop or cure.

11 There is a natural way to help sanitize water called an aquifer. Simply put, an aquifer is an underground layer of gravel, sand, silt, or clay from which groundwater can be usefully extracted. Click on Drip

12 This is an example of the natural water cycle. Click on Drip

13 Aquifers and the natural water cycle won’t work well if the ground and the water are contaminated. Click on Drip

14 A man made water treatment process can remove existing contaminants in the water so it becomes fit for drinking water, industrial processes, medical or even returning water that has been used back into the natural environment. Click on Drip

15 Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is water. Less than 3% is considered freshwater and even most of that is frozen!

16 Estimates vary, but each person uses about gallons of water per day! It’s so easy to turn on a faucet and get some hot or cold water, we often forget that the water in our homes, schools and businesses must be shared by all living things on Earth. Click on Drip

17 What can you do to help share the water? Use dishwashers and clothes washers only when fully loaded. Click on Drip

18 Take short showers instead of baths and avoid letting faucets run unnecessarily. It only takes 20 seconds to wash your hands with soap and water. Click on Drip

19 Wash your car or bicycle only when necessary; use a bucket to save water. Drive only when necessary. Automobiles emit tremendous amounts of airborne pollutants, which end up in the water cycle. Click on Drip

20 pour unwanted chemicals on the ground. Soil (an aquifer) cannot purify most chemicals Never put used oil or other chemicals down storm drains or in drainage ditches. One quart of oil can contaminate up to two million gallons of drinking water! Never Click on Drip

21 Click on the picture to learn and explore more about water. Thank you for your time!


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