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Fun Water Facts For Kids

AUTHOR: Peacock Water November 30, 2017
Fun Facts

How much water can elephants drink? Elephants can drink up to 50 gallons of water a day! That’s about the same amount of water that a bathtub holds.

Is there water on other planets? Yes! Besides Earth, scientists have found water 23 other places in our solar system. In 2015, scientists discovered a warm, salty ocean on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. They also believe that Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede – the largest moon in our solar system, may have an underground ocean. They have also discovered ice and water vapor in many other locations.

How much water does a tree absorb in a day? Of course it depends on many factors (size of tree, climate, etc.), but one large tree can absorb up to 100 gallons of water from the ground per day! What happens to that water? It evaporates through the pores of its leaves through a process called transpiration. (Kind of like perspiration!)

How much water is in an ocean? There are over 300 million cubic miles of water in the ocean. According to the National Ocean Service, that’s enough water to fill 352,670,000,000,000,000,000 gallon-sized milk containers!

If the human body is made up of mostly water, where is all that water? You have probably heard before that the human body is made up of water – up to 75% water, in fact. But our bodies are full of muscles, bones and organs, so where is all the water?
Brain = 80-85% water
Lungs = 75-80% water
Muscles = 70-75% water
Blood = 50% water
Bones = 20-25% water

Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? Believe it or not, hot water does freeze faster than cold water. This phenomenon is known as the Mpemba Effect, and it was named after Erasto Mpemba, a Tazmanian college student conducting an ice-cream making experiment. Next time you make ice cubes, you will have a finished product faster if you use hot water! Try it at home.

How much water is in snow? The amount of water that is in snow depends on the type of snow. A wet, heavy snow has a higher water content. 4 to 5 inches of heavy snow may contain an inch of water, while it may take up to 20 inches of powdery snow for an inch of water.

How long can a person survive without water?
While the answer would vary according to the conditions, survival experts would answer this question with “The Rule of Threes.” A person can survive three minutes without air, three hours without shelter (in a harsh environment), three days without water and up to three weeks without food.