Browse freshwater Resources

Browse freshwater Resources

This IQuest has been created to take you on a journey that allows you to discover how water, the single most important ingredient for life as we know it, moves through Earth’s systems. We will also learn how NASA is able to follow the water as it moves in and out of its three phases during its travels, and why this is vital to our existence.
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This IQuest has been created to take you on a journey that allows you to discover how water, the single most important ingredient for life as we know it, moves through Earth’s systems.
Show me the Water
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This short video, derived from the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls", explores how Earth's freshwater resources are allocated and used.
Water Falls logo
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In this lesson, students will learn about the water cycle. The lesson is intended to be use by teachers before they take their students to view the Science On a Sphere movie, “Water Falls.”
Photo of Earth's oceans from space
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This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of how much and where water is on Earth by participating in a demonstration and using maps.
Screenshot from water cycle movie
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This animation uses Earth science data from a variety of sensors on NASA Earth observing satellites as well as cartoons to describe Earth's water cycle and the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.
View of the Pacific Ocean from Space
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Water is a vital substance that sets the Earth apart from the rest of the planets in our solar system. In particular, water appears to be a necessary ingredient for the development and nourishment of life.
Farmer in a field
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One of the biggest changes to global agriculture is less about the food itself as it is about the water we use to grow it. In some areas, farmers are using freshwater resources - including groundwater - at an alarming rate.