Monday, April 5, 2010

The Hidden Water We Use

This month's issue of National Geographic is all about water. As usual National Geographic created some interactive elements on its website to complement the printed magazine. The Hidden Water We Use is one of those interactive elements. The Hidden Water We Use is an interactive display of water consumption rates for commonly used products, commonly consumed foods, and commonly consumed beverages. For example, did you know that creating one gallon of beer requires less water than creating one gallon of coffee?



















Applications for Education
The Hidden Water We Use could be a good resource to keep in mind as you begin to develop Earth Day lesson plans.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Breathing Earth - Interactive Map
View Glacier Melt in Google Earth
Explore the Cycle of Recycling