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Water Facts for Kids

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Last updated date: 04th Mar 2024
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Water is Life

No animal can survive without water. Of all the eight planets, Earth is the only planet where water is present. Here water exists in solid, liquid, and gas forms. No human being can even imagine surviving without water. Water has an important function in our body. You must have heard the saying "Water is life" if 10% of our body's water is reduced, then we can die. We all feel thirsty when there is less than 1% water in the body.


Uses of Water


Uses of Water: Bathing, Drinking, and Cleaning


Interesting Facts about Water for Kids

  • Everyone should save water. It should not be wasted in vain. If a drop falls from a spout in 1 second, then 11000 litres of water is wasted in 1 year.

  • The elephant can detect water from 5 kilometres away.

  • The water appears light blue.

  • Although water is found on 71% per cent of the earth, only 1% of the water in it is potable.

  • The body of an adult consists of 70% water.

  • Water is scientifically called H2O. Hydrogen and oxygen are the molecules present in this.

  • The people of Africa have to face a lot of water scarcity. 

  • At birth, a baby's body is 80% water.

  • The three major oceans are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.

  • The inside of a jellyfish is 95% water.

  • 70% of the human brain is water while 31% of the bones are water.

  • A person can survive for 1 month without food but can survive only a week without water.

  • About 90% of the freshwater on Earth is stored in Antarctica.

  • 300 tonnes of water is used to make 1 ton of steel.

  •  Lake Baikal in Russia contains 20% of the freshwater found on Earth.

  • Sea water is salty. It is not portable. Every 1 kilogram of seawater contains 35 grams of dissolved salt.


Many ways to Save Water

Many ways to Save Water


Solved Questions

1. Write two important points about "Water".

Ans: Two important points about water are as follows:

  • Everyone should save water. No human being can even imagine surviving without water.

  • The body of an adult consists of 70% water.


2. Write the name of the three major oceans on Earth.

Ans: The three major oceans are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.


Learning by Doing

Write True or False.

  1. The colour of the water is dark blue.

  2. A person can survive without water.

  3. Water is scientifically called H2O.

  4. The body of an adult consists of 70% water.


Summary

Water is very essential for life. Life cannot be imagined without it. Of all the eight planets, Earth is the only planet where water is present. Here water exists in solid, liquid, and gas forms. No human being can even imagine surviving without water.  Water has an important function in our body. Everyone should save water. The water appears light blue. The body of an adult consists of 70% water. Water is scientifically called H2O. Hydrogen and oxygen are the molecules present in this. About 90% of the freshwater on Earth is stored in Antarctica.

FAQs on Water Facts for Kids

1. What are the uses of water?

There are many uses of water in our daily life. Some are listed below:

  • For drinking

  • For cooking 

  • For bathing

  • For cleaning

2. What is water pollution?

When toxic substances enter lakes, canals, rivers, seas, and other water bodies, it dissolves in them or remains in the water. As a result, the water becomes polluted and this reduces the quality of water and affects the aquatic ecosystem.

3. What can you do to save water?

We can save water in the following ways:

  • Turn off the tap when not needed.

  • Wash all dirty clothes together.

  • Fix water leakage.

  • Rainwater can be stored and used.

  • Use a watering can for watering the plants.