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STEM Research Challenge - Elementary School

The Science of Water Conservation

According to experts, water is ranked second only to oxygen as essential for life, and is used in every cell of your body. The statistics on water usage and availability highlight the challenges and needs of our world's growing population:

  • According to the USGS, each American uses an average of 82 gallons of water a day at

  • Roughly half of the world's population experiences severe water scarcity for at least part of the year

  • About 70 percent, on average, of fresh water is used for agriculture

  • The numbers of flood-related disasters and droughts have increased greatly over the past two decades

How can you use science to engineer a new solution to conserve or manage water within your community?

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