# HOW MUCH WATER DO I USE? – B

Last updated: April 20, 2022

Math Skill: (1 digit x 1 digit)

Science Skill: Earth Water

Environmental Area: Water

Purpose: Understand how much water is consumed for daily activities and develop awareness of water conservation

### BACKGROUND FOR THE TEACHER

The average person uses 100 gallons of water every day.  Washing hands requires about 2 gallons of water and taking a shower for ten minutes requires 38 gallons of water. Most of the water we use every day comes from the Ohio River. River water is precious because it accounts for only 0.00015% of the total water on Earth. To raise awareness of water conservation, it is important for your students to realize how much water they consume every day.

### TEACHER GUIDE

The table shows how much water on average is required to conduct daily activities, including brushing teeth, flushing toilets, and taking a shower. Students complete questions using the numbers in the table.

Math Skill: (1 digit x 1 digit)

Using the table,  students are asked to complete questions by using 1 digit x 1 digit multiplication.

### RELATED WORKSHEETS

Math Skill: Multiplication (2 digits x 1 digit)

Using the table, students are asked to complete questions by using 2 digits x 1 digit multiplication. They are also asked to solve challenging problems, using 1 digit x 1 digit operations.