Our Thirsty World | National Geographic

Published on February 5, 2023 by

In this video, students will explore some facts about water that are mainly related to its sources and use. Only three-tenth of a percent of freshwater is available for human use. Two-third of this water is used for growing food. The availability and usage of water is disproportionate on our planet. For instance, Americans use 100 gallons of water per day; while millions of world’s poorest utilize less than 5 gallons of water per day. An alarming situation is that, according to an estimate, by 2025, 1.8 billion of the world’s population will reside in areas with water scarcity.

This video satisfies the 5-ESS2-2 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:  5-ESS2-2. Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

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