Article Theme – Water Conservation

Student Journalists: Elle R., Francesca C. and Savanah S. – 4th Grade
School: Unity School in Delray Beach, Florida.
Editor: Linda Etheridge Glatthorn, 4th Grade Science Teacher


Water is important to everything and everyone on Earth. Less than 1% of all the water on Earth can be used by people. The rest is salt water (the kind you find in the ocean) or is frozen and we can’t drink it, wash with it, or use it to water plant. Almost 4,000 kids die each day because they drink dirty water.

As our population grows, more and more people are using up this limited resource. All plants and animals must have water to survive. Apart from drinking it to survive, people have many other uses for water. For example people use it for baths, showers and washing the dishes. Plants, animals and people need water to survive.

In the United States, people use a hundred times more water, for activities such as washing and cooking, than in some African countries. It is important because without water animals plants and people would not be alive. The earth would be blank and not very pretty. So don’t be a water waster!

5 tips on how to not be a water waster:

  1. Don’t leave the sink running.

  2. Don’t fill the bathtub up to high.

  3. Don’t take long showers.

  4. Don’t use water for unnecessary reasons.

  5. When you brush your teeth, turn off the water.


“The Importance of Water” La Leva. Date accessed: Feb. 13 2016

Ball, Philip. “Water.” The New Book of Knowledge. Scholastic Grolier Online, Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.


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