The Water Cycle

Explore the parts of the Water Cycle.

  • Evaporation.
  • Collection.
  • Precipitation.
  • Collection.

Discussion Points: What else works in a cycle? What happens when something else enters the cycle: like oil? What happened after the 2010 BP Oil Spill, when a storm evaporated the oil?

Sustainability and Water

Discussion Question: What are all the ways we use water?

Predicted Answers: Drink water. Shower. Toilets. Washing hands.

Discussion Question: Do you know where the water goes when it goes down the sink drain? When you flush? Down the storm drain?

How can we recycle water? Think about the water cycle. How can we use the water cycle to recycle water? What are other ways we can reuse water?

Discussion Videos:

Water and Communities

Discussion: Did you know that one billion (1,000,000,000) people don't have access to clean and safe drinking water?

Half of the people in hospitals in the entire world are there because they got sick from drinking dirty water.

Water is also needed to help feed hungry people all over the world.

Question: Why do you think this is?

Water is used to grow crops they use to eat and live.

It takes a lot of water to produce what we eat.

Food Water needed to Produce (in litres)
1 Glass of Milk 200
Cup of Coffee 140
Bag of Chips 185
Slice of Bread 40
Egg 135
Apple 70
Hamburger 2,400

Question: Why do you think it takes this much water? How is water used?

Question: Where are some places that need water?

Question: How can you help your global community? How can you help get water to the nations that need it?

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