Proportion of water in various organisms © Siemens Stiftung 2021 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Proportion of water in various organisms

Interactive

Animation:
Water is the original building block of all life on Earth. This is also shown by the relatively high water content in humans, animals and plants.

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2021-06-24
People are about 70% water – babies even 75%. Water is in every body cell, it forms the basis for our blood, for every type of tissue cell and for the entire human brain.

Information and ideas:
Students can first guess how much water there is in humans, animals and plants.
This interactive graphic can be the starting point for working on the topics "role of water in the body" and "water intake and loss in people".
Animation
Biology; Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
Grade 1 to 4; Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Elementary school; Middle/high school
Chart; Water; Water cycle
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