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Welcome KIDS! Water is everywhere, and we use it everyday! It's in the sky, in the ground, and in your home. We have created this web page to include fun and interesting things to read and links to interactive games.

We have the same amount of water on Earth now as we did 3 billion years ago when the Earth was formed. Because we can’t make more water, we need to learn to conserve it so there is plenty of water for many more years.

Wet and True Facts About Water

• Almost 80% of the earth is covered with water.
• Nearly 97% of the world's water is salty and in oceans.  Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% of the earth’s water as fresh water for use as drinking water and all our needs.
• A person can survive one month without food, but only one week without water.
• The average person in the United States uses between 75 and 100 gallons of water each day.
• Water is composed of 2 elements: Hydrogen and Oxygen. 2 HYDROGEN + 1 OXYGEN = H2O WATER!
• One gallon of water is equal to 3.785 liters of water.
• One cubic foot of water is equal to 7.48 gallons of water.
• Water that is safe to drink is called POTABLE.
• Water regulates the Earth's temperature. It also regulates the temperature of the human body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, and removes wastes.
• 75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water!
• Water expands by 9% when it freezes. Frozen water (ice) is lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water.
• One ear of corn is 80% water.
• On average, 50% - 70% of summer household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens.
• Running the water while brushing your teeth can waste up to 4 gallons.
• It takes 2 to 7 gallons to flush a toilet and 25 to 50 gallons to take a shower.
• The BATHROOM is the room in the house where most water is used. (The toilet is the number one water-using appliance in the home).

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