|From USGS Water Science for Schools|
Are you a kid, parent, a teacher? Do you worry about how clean our drinking water is? Do you care about protecting our lakes, rivers and ponds?
Here is an opportunity for you to gain a better understanding of the water around us and learn what you can do to conserve and protect it.
We all use water on a daily basis. That’s why it is important to learn where it comes from, where it goes and how much we use. Getting kids involved with the environment is a must.
The human population is skyrocketing – worldwide it is projected to grow by 2 billion people by 2050 — and in many places it is being polluted daily. If you are a kid, your generation will have to deal with this problem.
Here are some kid-friendly articles and games. Read through them, play with them, learn from them. They come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Water Education Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey and many other sources.
Increase your knowledge of water by clicking on the links below:
The U.S. Geological Survey has a wonderful web site – Water Science for Schools – that provides all kinds of information about water, including the water cycle that depicts water moving from the atmosphere to the ground and then to the oceans. Information on the water cycle is available in 60 languages.
The American Water Works Association has a robust amount of basic water information. There is even a story about water being purified for the first time, which was done by the Egyptians in 400 A.D.
From the Minnesota
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency realizes how much kids love to color. The organization offers coloring sheets of frogs, fish, and many other animals in freshwater. All you need to do is print them off! If we keep polluting our lakes, rivers, and ponds there will be fewer animals like this in our environment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a fun game that also teaches you about water usage. It’s your job to look at the picture and figure out how the neighborhood is using water incorrectly.
How much do you know about water efficiency? The U.S. Environmental Protection
|From the EPA|
Agency wants to know. Become a drop of water and try to get through all the water pipes.Watch out for the water-wasting monsters along the way! Before playing the game it might be smart to read about Simple Ways To Save Water.