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World Water Day is March 22nd. Possible Interactive Notebook Activity


 
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 2021, the theme for world Water Day is “Valuing 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.
 
3. Shutting off the water while brushing teeth saves about 4 gallons of water. For some people on the planet, that is a week’s supply of water. What are two ways to conserve(save) water?____________ and _____________
 
4. 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?____________   __________   ______________
 
5. 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.
 
6. In 1996 , NASA announced that water, in the form of ice, was found on the moon, near the South Pole. 
 
7. 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.
 
8. Water is the only substance on the Earth that has three stages. Can you name them?____________  ________   _________
 
9.. Water is made up of just two elements, hydrogen and oxygen.
 
10. Pure water doesn’t have any smell or taste. Other than for drinking, can you think of three uses of water?___________  ______________  ___________ 
 
11. Can you name the room in a house that uses the most water?____________
 
Your Turn:
  1.  Illustrate one of the facts.
  2.  Pretend to be a water drop and write about a day in your life.
  3.  What are three ways you can conserve water in your daily life?
Teacher’s Page:
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.
 
Additional Activities:
1. Teachers may find some information at this link of value to use with kids: SAVE THE WATER
2. Brainstorm with kids ways to save on water, then show this page and have students illustrate a water conservation tip. The Water Page
3. Learn about the water cycle: KidsZone
 
Check out these related resources:
  1. Studying the ocean? Looking for a resource for Earth Day or World Ocean Day? Introduce your students to Jacques Cousteau with this informative Reader's Theater Script. Oceanographer, photographer, scientist, inventor, writer and filmmaker, Cousteau spent his life studying the oceans and the marine life that lived in the oceans. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series where Jacques Cousteau is a guest on her talk show and answers questions of her studio audience. There are 10 audience questioners, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher section with extension activities, links and the key:  Readers Theater Script on Jacque Cousteau
2. Exploring the Ocean Blue: A Web quest, will introduce students to our oceans. There are nine informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities and links are also provided as is the key.
 
3.  Learn about Earth Day and our planet Earth, with this informative web quest! In 2018, the theme for Earth Day is “Environmental and Climate Literacy”. Although this resource could be used for Earth Day, it really could be used throughout the year. There are 15 web questions as well as comprehension questions and a Did You Know? fun fact section. The teacher page includes extension activities, the key, and additional links.
Key:
1.   salty and frozen 5.evaporation, condensation and precipitation 9.  liquid, solid and gas
11. cooking, energy, farming, fun 12. bathroom(toilet,shower,bathtub,faucet)