February 5 - April 23
It's important for us to protect our water sources and learn more about ways to keep them safe. Use the activities below to learn about WATER as you explore the exhibit.
Make your best WATER sounds when you walk by the Planet Water - Water Tower!
Head over to the Space 2 Gallery where you'll find a large map on one of the walls. Here you can explore the different waterways in Nebraska!
Identify the different parts of the WATER cycle
Accumulation / Condensation / Evaporation / Subsurface
Runoff / Surface Runoff / Transpiration / Precipitation
Move like waves!
MATTHEW DEHAEMERS RE:LAPSE REVOLVES ONCE PER MINUTE.
PI OR PIE?
Because it sounds like the word pie and because it is such a unique number, it can make for some funny math!
Which animal loves Pi the most? The pi-thon.
Did you know that 3.14 percent of sailors are pi-rates?
Never talk to Pi, he'll go on forever!
The worst thing about getting hit in the face with Pi is that it goes on forever.
WATER at HOME
How can we protect our water at home?
1. Use a trashcan to prevent garbage from ending up in our rivers and streams.
2. Shut off the water while brushing your teeth (By doing so, you will save 3-5 gallons of water a minute and 1200 gallons per year of running water.)
3. Keep a pitcher of cold water in your refrigerator instead of waiting for tap water to get cool.
Water is needed not only to grow everything we eat but also to produce almost all the products we use every day. This water is supplied by nature as precipitation or added by people during the growing and production process. You can't tell by the size of a product or the appearance of a particular food how much water was actually used to produce the item.
Bread- 200 Gallons (this includes the water used to grow the wheat and water needed for manufacturing); Corn- it takes 50 Gallons to produce 1 pound of corn; An Orange- 13 gallons (orang juice takes 45 gallons!); Chicken- 1 pound of chicken takes 500 gallons (water is needed for the chickens to drink and to maintain the chicken house and grow food for the chicken.); Hamburger- 460 gallons (Estimates vary a lot due to different conditions. It takes a lot water to grow grain to feed and clean cows.)
1. Accumulation 2. Precipitation 3. Condensation 4. Transpiration 5. Subsurface Runoff 6. Runoff 7. Condensation 8. Evaporation