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Participants calculate and chart the amount of water they use during a shower and then compare it with members of their household.

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Hints for uses in your library These print-outs are good resources to distribute to patrons for an at-home activity. Encourage patrons to have members of their household complete the calculations and share their results!
Related Links Home Water Works Shower Conservation Tips https://water.usgs.gov/edu/activity-percapita.html
Originating Source PBS Zoom
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Engineer Academy, by Steve Martin and Nastia Sleptsova

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04/28/2018

An excellent Earth Day passive program

The very thorough step-by-step directions make this a breeze to print out and make available for families to try at home. I particularly appreciate the emphasis on where each number comes from and why each step is performed. It turns unit conversion, typically a tricky operation for adults and kids alike into bite-sized and easily done steps.

The combination of a concrete way to visualize water usage and the math to translate "a bucket" into gallons is very powerful. Living in Colorado, where water scarcity is always a concern, this could be a good addition to a display not only for Earth Day, but also during our usually dry midsummer time. I also appreciated the addition of a few suggestions for kids and adults of ways to lessen their usage or make better use of the inevitable excess by catching it to water plants.



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PBS Zoom: Shower Estimation

PBS Zoom: Shower Estimation

Participants calculate and chart the amount of water they use during a shower and then compare it with members of their household.