Content tagged "water"

Healthy Hydration Habits for Kids

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 07, 2018

Water. It’s the single largest component of the human body and vital for life. Water helps the body perform important functions such as regulating...

Food Safety During an Emergency

Throughout an emergency it is important to keep food and water safe to reduce loss and the risk of contracting a foodborne illness. During an emergency the...


 Shigella are Gram-negative, non-motile, non-sporeforming, rod-shaped bacteria capable of causing disease in humans. Disease occurs when virulent Shigella...

For Youth, For Life: All About Water

Science for Youth Updated: December 14, 2015

 All About Water What is Your Water IQ? Other ActivitiesOther Resources

What is water?

Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Water is a colorless and odorless substance found all over Earth. Water is made up of billions of molecules. Each molecule is made of one oxygen and two...

What is water evaporation?

Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Evaporation is a process where liquid turns into a gas. When water gains heat energy it changes to a gas. An increase in temperature speeds up the rate of...

Water Conservation in the Landscape

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Drought cycles coupled with increasing urban population growth is putting pressure on water supplies in many areas throughout the US prompting calls for...

4 Places to Find Flood Forecast Maps

Floods Updated: September 09, 2015

There are a number of websites available to help you determine and monitor potential flooding in your area. The following websites allow users to monitor...

Drought Impacts on Landscape Plant Survival

        Drought, or periods of water shortage, impact plants in a variety of ways. Drought affects how much water is available for plant use. If plants...

Reduce Potential for Future Flood Damage

Floods Updated: September 30, 2014

Before or after a flood there are many ways for an individual to reduce their potential for experiencing future flood damage (often called mitigation). These...

Seven Principles of Water Conserving Landscapes: Xeriscapes

Water conserving landscapes may also be referred to as xeriscapes or water-wise landscapes. Seven principles of water conserving landscapes (xeriscapes) have...

What Does a Water Conserving Landscape Look Like?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: February 11, 2014

Dry creekbed design. Photo source: gardengirly Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Bearded Iris are drought tolerant. Photo credit: Hope Abrams. Flickr CC BY-NC-ND...

How can I protect my property from future floods?

Here are a few ways you can protect your property from future floods:

Other Challenges of Growing Apples

Apples Updated: September 02, 2013

Water for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: August 01, 2013

 All About Water Aqua Time Series, Learn by doing!Did you know?Other ActivitiesOther Resources 

What is a hydrogen bond?

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

Water has several special properties. A hydrogen bond is unusual because it can exist in its three different forms at the same temperature. The reason for...

FAQ Index: Water

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

You and your friends may have a lot of questions about water.  We call them Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  Many of them can be found in the list below.

What makes water a universal solvent?

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

Another of water's special properties is its ability to dissolve many other substances. Because of this ability, water is called the universal solvent. Many...

Clostridium botulinum

Keith R. Schneider, Mickey E. Parish, and Renée M. Goodrich Botulism is caused by the nerve toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and can...

What is a water molecule?

Science for Youth Updated: May 28, 2013

The water molecule is very simple. A molecule is a piece of matter that contains two or more atoms. Atoms are the tiniest pieces of matter. The scientific...

What is the best way to store water for an emergency?

Floods Updated: January 05, 2013

Plastic water and soda bottles with screw-on tops are suitable for storing water, but they first should be thoroughly rinsed with warm, soapy water....

How can I prevent flooding and water damage around my house?

There are a number of steps to reduce the possibility of flooding around your house. *Slope the ground 1 inch per foot away the house. *Since basement...

How can fiber quality be affected by moisture stress?

Drought Resources Updated: July 20, 2012

Water stress in cotton, particularly during the bloom stage will reduce fiber quality. Generally, water stress from bloom to about 18-22 days post-bloom will...

What should I do upon entering a flooded building?

Before you try to enter or fix things in a flooded house, first take a look at Precautions on First Entry for some important safeguards. Be safe. Be aware...

Aqua Times: Water Makers

Science for Youth Updated: April 27, 2012

Aqua Times: Water MakersThis experiment is designed to help you to better understand the Hydrologic cycle by building a plastic water condenser. Build...

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