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Read About Oceans, Lakes and Rivers

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WHERE CAN WE FIND WATER?

Water on Earth is found in oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers and underground. 97% of water on Earth is saltwater and only 3% is fresh water. Since there is so little fresh water, we should use it carefully.

To better understand oceans, lakes and rivers…

WHERE CAN WE FIND WATER?. Water on Earth is found in oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers and underground. 97% of water on Earth is saltwater and only 3% is fresh water. Since there is so little fresh water, we should use it carefully. To better understand oceans, lakes and rivers…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Oceans cover most of the Earth’s surface.

aerial view of the ocean

Our oceans are made of salt water. Salt water makes up most of the water on our Earth. It is called salt water because it is salty! Many animals live in the ocean like whales, sharks and colorful fish.

Oceans cover most of the Earth’s surface. Our oceans are made of salt water. Salt water makes up most of the water on our Earth. It is called salt water because it is salty! Many animals live in the ocean like whales, sharks and colorful fish.
aerial view of the ocean

Lakes are surrounded by land on all sides.

scientist shows kids a lake

There are thousands of lakes around the world. One of the biggest group of lakes is called the Great Lakes located in the United States. Many fish, birds and plants live near lakes.

Lakes are surrounded by land on all sides. There are thousands of lakes around the world. One of the biggest group of lakes is called the Great Lakes located in the United States. Many fish, birds and plants live near lakes.
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Water in rivers flows from place to place.

aerial view of a river

We can use rivers to help boats move from place to place. Rivers flow downhill due to the force of gravity. Some of the biggest rivers start in mountains and flow into the ocean.