Did You Know?
Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen and oxygen. Its chemical formula is H2O.
The existence of water is essential for life on Earth.
Water has three different states, liquid, solid and gas (e.g., water, ice and steam).
The freezing point of water lowers as the amount of salt dissolved in it increases. With average levels of salt, seawater freezes at -2 °C (28.4 °F).
Water makes a good solvent with many sugars, salts and acids easily dissolving in it. On the other hand, oils and fats don’t mix well with water.
Drinking water is needed for humans to avoid dehydration. The amount each person needs during a day depends on the temperature, his or her level of activity and other factors.
K I D S' C O R N E R
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EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Information
EPA Kids Water Education & Training
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WATER WONDERS - Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources Environmental Education
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