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Water Conservation

Earth & Space Science

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Learners are given information about the importance of freshwater and factors contributing to the current freshwater shortage. Learners then investigate methods to reduce water usage in the home.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain that freshwater is essential for home, agricultural, and industrial use.
  • Explain that growing human populations and careless use of freshwater are depleting freshwater supplies.
  • Describe fixing leaky faucets and installing low flow water devices as methods to reduce water usage.

Everything You'll Have Covered

Freshwater is a precious natural resource. Many freshwater reservoirs are not up to capacity because water is being wasted by a growing human population. Humans have to use freshwater daily, not only for agriculture and industry, but also for drinking and domestic use. There are conservation practices that we can adopt around our homes that will help to conserve freshwater and lessen the depletion of our reservoirs.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 25 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts agriculture, conservation, domestic, industrial, natural resource, reservoir
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Concept Development
Key Vocabulary agriculture, conservation, conserve