Water consumption is adversely affected as a consequence of the increasing population in the world, climate change, and rapid consumption in economic processes.
Conscious use of water will only be possible by knowing the concepts such as water footprint and water literacy. When we handle the necessity of protecting water resources, the amount of water available in the world is approximately 1.4 million km3. 97.5% of this water is saline water found in oceans and seas. Almost all of the remaining 2.5% freshwater is stored in the form of ice cap and groundwater in polar regions such as Antarctica and Greenland.
The easiest way to reach freshwater resources is through surface waters. The freshwater amount stored in these sources comprises only 0.26% of the total.
Renewable and sustainable waters in the world are at the level of 0.007% of the total amount of water. This amount can be pronounced as approximately 100000 km3. It is the groundwater that makes up about 29.5% of the world’s freshwater and is found in reservoirs of various sizes.
Like all living things, there is a continuous water movement between the textures of the trees. To maintain this water movement, the tree needs a constant and sufficient amount of water. An adult beech spends 250 liters of water and 1 liter of small sunflower on a dry, hot day.
Eucalyptus trees, on the other hand, are useful in drying the swamps, as they consume an average of 400 liters of water per day.
Some large tree species need to reach a height of more than 50 meters. Some plants consume excessive water while some plants consume very little. Cacti should not be watered at all or very little water should be given during the winter. In our country, cacti are irrigated in the form of light spray at the end of March. It continues at intervals of 15-20 days from April to mid-May. It is watered every 1-2 weeks until the beginning of September.
We researched the water consumption and water needs of plants with our students. Each of our students gathered information by examining the water consumption amount of the plant they were curious about. They designed banners using the web 2.0 tool, Canva program to share the information they gathered with their friends. They aimed to reach more masses by turning the posters we designed into e-books.
Likewise, they used the Stop-motion Animation technique to explain the importance of the water need of plants by using the power of art and drawing.
Our aim is to explain the importance of water for all living things on earth and the importance of leaving a more livable world for future generations and its correct use.