Where on Earth Is the Water?

Contributor: Alison Weiss. Lesson ID: 10589

In what state can you find water? Water is in every state but not in every state. Confused? Once you watch some fun videos and go on a treasure hunt, you will understand water!


Earth Science

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Grade Level
Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
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Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Can you tell where most of earth's water is located?
  • Where does it come from? Your sink?

Let's find out!

  • Did you know that 97% of the water on the earth is in the oceans?
  • You know that there is water in the earth's oceans, but where else can you find water on the earth?

Water on the earth is located in the atmosphere, underground, and on the earth's surface in glaciers, oceans, rivers, and lakes!

Water can be salty or fresh!

Watch The Basics of Freshwater: Crash Course Kids #14.1 (bleow):

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Next, look at the graph below and consider what you see:

water distribution

Image by USGS, via Wikimedia Commons, is in the public domain.

Water can be found in all three states of matter on the earth!

  • Can you think logically about where you might find each state of water on the earth?

Watch Changing water-States of Matter, from southeastwater:

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When you are finished, move on to the Got It? section.

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