Interesting Facts about Water for Kids

Water is very important. Our bodies are composed of water. If it is gone, we won’t be able to survive. And so it is also important for young people to know the importance of this great asset. Here are some interesting facts about water for kids.

  • Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen and oxygen. The water molecule is composed of two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen atom, which is why it’s called H2O.
  • Most of the planet is made up of water (80 percent). It is the most common substance.
  • And most of that water is in oceans and seas. 97 % of our planet’s water is available in saltwater bodies of water.
  • The only water we will ever have is the water we have now. This is because water can’t be created or destroyed. But it can be transformed into different phases.
  • Speaking of forms, in a 100 year period, water molecules spend 98 years in the oceans, 20 months iced, around 2 weeks in freshwater bodies (i.e. lakes and rivers), and less than one week in the atmosphere.
  • Water is able to transform into various forms through the water cycle, which has five main parts: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, and surface run-off.
  • Water is the only substance in earth that is found naturally in three phases, solid, liquid, and gas.
  • Solid water, which is ice, is 9 % lighter than its liquid form because the molecules rearrange themselves in a crystal formation. This is why ice floats on water.
  • And this is also why water has been known to burst water pipes when they turn to ice.
  • Like what I said earlier, our bodies are composed of water. 66 % of our body is water. Bones are 25 % water and our blood is 83 % water.
  • Water is important for our survival. We may be able to live for 30 days without food but we can’t last for a week drinking without water.
  • An average household consumes about 107,000 gallons of water every year.
  • Saltwater bodies, seas and oceans, contain 35 grams of salt for every kilogram of seawater.
  • One liter of water weighs 1.01 kilograms.
  • The longest river in the world is the Nile River located in Egypt.
  • The biggest ocean in the world is the Pacific Ocean.
  • It takes 1,851 gallons of water just to refine one barrel of crude oil.
  • It takes 120 gallons of water to produce on egg.
  • Life first started in the water. There would have been no life in Earth if there were no water.
  • And no great civilizations would have formed if it weren’t for water. Most ancient civilizations were established along rivers, like the Indus River of India and the Yangtze River of China.

There are so many more things to learn about water. It is highly important for our survival and must be conserved. Without it, life on Earth will end.

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