Article Theme – Water Conservation

Student Journalist: Gia Marie
Grade: 4th
School: Unity School in Delray Beach, Florida.
Editor: Linda Etheridge Glatthorn, 4th Grade Science Teacher


Why should water be taken care of? Water is an extremely important resource. Water is an important natural resource because you need water to live, and you need water for sanitary resources.

Humans need water for survival. If humans don’t drink water for three days they will die. Also, 65% of the human body is made up of water. Do you like fruits and vegetables? Well you need water to grow them, and fruits and vegetables keep you healthy and strong. Water also gives you energy, improves your skin, and more.

We need water for sanitary reasons. For an example, taking a shower (to get the dirt off your body) , cleaning the dishes (so you don’t get sick from old leftovers of dirty food), and washing your hands (to wash the germs off).

Water is a natural resource so that means water can’t be replenished. Water also occurs naturally. So once you use up all of the water on the planet people, animals, and plants will not live anymore.

In conclusion, we should conserve our water for human, animal, and plant life. So I suggest you should start conserving water. You can start conserving water by doing the following:

  • Check for leaks.

  • Take a short shower.

  • Turn off the faucet after brushing your teeth.


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“10 Reasons Why you Should Drink More Water” Mind Body Green, March 20, 2012 Accessed Feb. 13, 2017

“25 Ways To Conserve Water ; Accessed Feb. 15, 2017

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