Here, there water everywhere - Distribution and Availability of Usable Water

Distribution and Availability of Usable Water

The world's water
"Water, water everywhere..." for water this phrase is really true. Earth's water is almost everywhere, above the Earth, in the air and clouds, on the Earth as rivers, oceans, ice and plants, and inside the Earth in the top few miles on the ground.

Taken from Earth.rice.edu/

Water - Class Activity

Share the Class in 4 groups.

Group 1: Groundwater

  1. What is groundwater?
  2. Why does the groundwater stay underground?
  3. For how long groundwater have been underground?
  4. How does the ground keep water in it?
  5. What is an aquifer?
  6. How do people and communities get water from underground?
  7. How much do we depend of groundwater?


Group 2: Icecaps, Glaciers, Rivers and Lakes

  1. What are glaciers? 
  2. How a glacier is formed?
  3. Where is the majority of glaciers located?
  4. Do glaciers move?
  5. What are rivers? 
  6. How do rivers form?
  7. Mention the 3 longest rivers in the world.
  8. What are lakes?
  9. How lakes are formed?
  10. Mention the effects of ice age pluvial-lakes


Group 3: Distribution of the Water in the World


  1. How many people in the world have no access to clean water?
  2. What are the consequences of using unclean (contaminated) water?
  3. What are the regions of the world that suffer lack of water supply?
  4. What are the regions in the world where people consume more water?
  5. How much water per day should a person really use?
  6. From the world's usable water, how much goes to agricultural, industrial and domestic use?


Group 4: Distribución del agua en el Peru

  1. Cómo está distribuída el agua en el Perú?
  2. Cuál es la principal fuente de agua para la ciudad de Lima?
  3. Cuáles son las alternativas de conseguir agua potable para las personas en Lima que no tienen acceso al agua?
  4. Cuáles son las consecuencias de tomar agua contaminada?
  5. Cómo la ubicación de la ciudad de Lima es un problema para abastecer de agua a sus pobladores?
  6. Cual es la recomendación de la OMS sobre el uso de agua por persona?
  7. Menciona las formas en las que se puede desperdiciar el agua potable.
  8. Cuáles son los distritos en Lima con menos acceso al agua potable?
  9. Cómo se puede motivar a las personas para un uso adecuado del agua?


All students in the group must create an individual informational MS Word document considering these:
  • Answer all the questions of your group.
  • Include 5 pictures (least)
  • Check the settings for the text and pictures on the board.

Every student can access to these online informational resources made in 2015, by third grade students:






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