Water is essential for Life

Earth is a very special planet.

It looks like a beautiful blue marble because it is has so much precious water.

Water covers 71% of Earth’s surface, mostly in our vast oceans. Water is also found in lakes and rivers, in the ground, in the atmosphere, and in our bodies!

Watch the video, “How Much Water is on Earth?” to learn more.

After watching, think about the answers to these questions:

  • How much of Earth’s water is salt water?
  •  Can we drink salt water?
  •  How much of Earth’s water is fresh?
  •  Where is most of the fresh water found?

Learn more with 10 interesting things about water.

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