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Friday, May 7, 2010

A Cool Drink of Water

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This is a video of our squirrel friend Bird, taking a drink of water this morning. A drink of water... animals need it, whether we live on the ground, in air, or in sea. Water is necessary for life.

This week's news has shown us the danger we face if we don't protect our waters. We must work together to protect this precious natural resource.

Today's post will look at the beauty of water. Water covers two thirds of our planet. Water is one of the most important reasons there is life on earth. Water circulates through our land, nourishing it and carrying away waste material.

Water has a wonderful cycle. Water evaporates from the sea. When conditions are just right, the evaporation becomes rain. It falls to the earth and runs back into the sea.

Enjoy this fun activity about our wonderful water cycle at http://www.ci.tucson.az.us/water/docs/swabfg02.pdf

NASA also has a fun online game. It is called "Droplet and the Water Cycle." Just go to http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html

To learn more about earth's water cycle, go to http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/educators/cloudsat_web.pdf

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