Article Theme: Water Conservation

Student Journalists: Aiden V. and William M. – 4th Grade
School: Unity School in Delray Beach, Florida.
Editor: Linda Etheridge Glatthorn, 4th Grade Science Teacher


We think too many people are polluting the water. Water is an important resource on a day to day basis for all living things.

Polluted water is not clean. Even though it may look clean, it is not, and it can really be hazardous. In fact in the olympics, a kayaker collided into a couch during a race! Over the last 200 years, industries have created more water pollution than they ever have. Exactly seven hundred oil tankers lost their load in 2016.

Sad fact: Over one million seabirds and one hundred thousand sea mammals are killed annually (R.I.P.). Seventy percent of the earth is covered by water, and we don’t want seventy percent of our planet polluted!

One way we can stop this catastrophe is by not using plastic bags because the wind easily blows them into water. Using reusable bags also reduces the amount of bags we use preventing the amount of pollution we have. If we don’t do something soon the whole world is at risk.


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