S: Where is water found
BC: All about where water comes from and where it's found
FC: Where is water found? | lesson 1
1: Where is Water Found
2: When you turn on the water you might think "hey an endless amount of water." Right. Wrong. Earth's water is limited. Still fresh water is even more limited. 97% of water is salt water and 3% is fresh water. Of the third% 2/3 of it is frozen in ice. About a third is groundwater. 0.04% is water vapor, 69% ice, 30% groundwater, and 0.26% lakes and rivers out of the water in the world.
4: Oceans | The Pacific ocean is the largest ocean and takes up the most salt water. It covers more than all the land in the world combined. The next biggest is the Atlantic, but the Indian ocean is deeper. The Arctic ocean surrounds the North pole. Smaller saltwater bodies are called seas.
6: Ice | A lot of earth's fresh water is frozen in ice sheets. Massive ice sheets cover most of Green land and Antarctica. Icebergs are floating masses of ice made of fresh water that break off of other ice sheets. You can find ice near the the Arctic ocean and North Atlantic.
8: River and Lakes | North America's five great lakes contain about 20% of all the in the World's freshwater lakes. All the rivers marked on the map to the right contain fresh water as do many others.
10: Groundwater | Some of the Earth's fresh water is located underground so start digging. When it rains or snows or just precipitates most of the water that doesn't evaporate soaks into the ground. It flows through the Earth's soil down and down. More freshwater is located underground than all of the world's rivers/lakes.