How Do People Use Water? Water is used for Household Uses Agriculture (farming) Industry (factories) Transportation Recreation (fun!!!)
Agriculture Farms need a constant supply of fresh water Irrigation is the process of supplying water to areas of land to make them suitable for growing crops. In the U.S., more water is used for irrigating farmland than for any other single purpose.
Industry What objects require water to produce them? Water is needed to produce most objects. Power plants and steel mills both need huge volumes of water to cool down hot machinery.
Transportation Oceans and rivers have been used for transporting people and goods since ancient times
Recreation Swimming, Fishing, Going to the beach, skiing, snowboarding, Water park etc.
Water and Living Things Water makes up nearly two thirds of your body. That water is necessary to keep your body functioning. Water is essential for living things to grow, reproduce, and carry out other important processes. Plants use water, plus carbon dioxide and energy from the sun, to make food in a process called photosynthesis.
Types of water on Earth Oceans Ice Rivers and Lakes Below Earth's Surface Water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers is called groundwater. Far more fresh water is located underground than in all Earth's rivers and lakes.
Let’s Review! Oceans cover nearly 71 percent of Earth's surface. Most of Earth's water—roughly 97 percent—is salt water that is found in the oceans. Only 3 percent is fresh water. Of that 3 percent, about three quarters is found in the huge masses of ice near the North and South Poles.