Water: H2O = Life Online Resources for Kids
From the American Museum of Natural History
At the Museum's website for kids, you can take a quiz on virtual water (the water we didn't know we're using), play a game to explore how creatures survive near and under water, find out how we can protect freshwater and marine habitats, and more!
- Science Bulletins
Investigate current research about water through videos and interactives. Look for the Earth Features such as "Melting Ice, Rising seas" and Bio Features such as "Bronx River Restoration" and "Our Oceans, Ourselves."
- Your Water On Tap
You can explore how drinking water is delivered and treated, and how wastewater and storm water is processed.
More Web Links
Environmental Kids Club
Explore the different steps of the water treatment process, a "pollution drawing gallery," and an interactive "what's wrong with this picture?"
You can calculate your water use and learn how to conserve this valuable resource.
Take the interactive water quiz to see how much you know about water, and explore how you can make a difference.
USGS Water Calculator
With this calculator, you can find out how much water you use at home on a typical day. Then explore other topics such as Earth's water and the water cycle.
Voices of Youth
Voices of youth speak out about water issues (in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic). Includes games, real-life stories, fact sheets, and links.
This site explores the amount of water used to produce the goods and services consumed by an individual, business, or nation. You'll find a water footprint calculator, a photo gallery of products, case studies, research, and links.
Water Science for Schools
The US Geological Survey's website for kids has activities, quizzes, and fun facts about water.
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