Water is such an AMAZING substance! Did you know that the water that comes out of your faucet at home is the same water that the dinosaurs drank? All living things, no matter how big or small, or whether they live up high in the tree tops or in the deepest parts of the sea, need water to survive! It's because of this that scientists believe that searching for water on other planets is the best way to search for other life. Even by searching our own ocean here on Earth, we find new species all the time. In fact, it's estimated that just one drop of water can have millions of bacteria and viruses in it!
Unlike most liquids, water expands and floats when frozen, which is a good thing because if the frozen glaciers sank instead of floated, all the oceans (which cover more than 70% of the earth's surface) would freeze solid! Water can also defy gravity! Because water likes to stick to itself, droplets are able to travel from the roots under ground all the way up to the leaves.
But what's really awesome about water? There's no better way to beat the heat than to engage in water play! Check out how we explored the wonders of water through tons of fun and refreshing projects!!