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By TED-Ed
Water covers over 70% of the Earth, cycling from the oceans and rivers to the clouds and back again. It even makes up about 60% of our bodies. But in the rest of the solar system, liquid water is almost impossible to find. So how did our planet end up with so much of this substance? And where did it...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers down and discusses who is using it and to what ends.
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The world is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? This set of data and tables show the amounts of water on Earth.
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This hands-on SustainABLE activity is meant to promote conversation about how water is distributed and used, ad how we can work together to conserve this limited resource. In different parts of the country, guests may be familiar with different issues around water. For example, in some areas, purity...
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NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation explore the threats and challenges to our most vital natural resource.
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This website teaches elementary and middle level students about the importance of water and why we need to conserve it. test their knowledge of water conservation with the WaterSense game, or find simple suggestions for saving water, such as turning off the tap when brushing your teeth; taking...
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Water on earth is used over and over. The water cycle, the continuous movement of water from ocean to air and land then back to the ocean in a cyclic pattern, is a central concept in meteorology. In the water cycle, the sun heats the Earth's surface water, causing that surface water to evaporate...
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The ocean is the key element in Earth's hydrologic cycle (water cycle). Students will construct a simple model of the hydrologic cycle to help them visualize and understand the movement of liquid water and heat. The hydrologic cycle is the continual movement of water from one place to another and...
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Published in 2012
The Clean Water Act turns 40 in October 2012. The Landmark Legislation was a fundamental turning point in the protection of all fresh water in the United States. The laws' stated goal was to make all water fishable and swimmable. The law is the source of all modern day water protection and led to...
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In this Watershed Sleuth Challenge, you will learn more about your watershed - what it is, why its important, and what you can do to protect it, as you earn badges at each level of this three-part course.
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Streamer is a new way to visualize and understand water flow across America. With Streamer, you can explore our Nation's  major streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. In addition to making maps, Streamer creates reports about your stream traces and the places...
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Published in 2010
Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource.
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"""""Model My Watershed"""" is a watershed-modeling Web app that enables students to analyze real land use and soil data in their neighborhoods and watersheds. Make science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality. "
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