Play Sink or Float!

Your media partners can invite their audiences to play *Sink or Float*. Contestants correctly answering these or other skill testing questions can be rewarded with exhibit passes or giveaways. Categories may include: Where on Earth is the Water?, Around the House, The Human Body and Virtual Water**.**

**Where on Earth is the water?**

1. Of all the water on Earth, how much is fresh water?

**a) 3%**

b) 5%

c) 10%

d) 20%

**Of that three per cent, two per cent is held in glaciers – leaving only 1 per cent available to support life. **

2. On which continent would you find the Earth’s largest supply of water?

a) North America

b) Asia

**c) Antarctica
**d) Europe

**90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
Unfortunately it’s frozen!**

3. How much of the world’s water supply can be used for drinking water?

a) 10%

**b) 1%**

c) 5%

d) 20%

**Ninety-seven per cent is salt water. Two per cent is held in glaciers leaving one per cent available to support life.**

**Around the House**

1. How much water per day does an average person in North America use?

**a) 350 litres / 92 gallons**

b) 450 litres / 119 gallons

c) 200 litres / 53 gallons

d) 250 litres / 66 gallons

2. Where is the most water used around the house?

a) The kitchen

**b) The bathroom**

c) The laundry room

d) The garden

3. How much water does one toilet use?

a) 1-5 litres / .26-1.32 gallons

b) 5-10 litres / 1.32-2.64 gallons

**c) 15-20 litres / 3.96-5.28 gallons
**d) 10-15 litres / 2.64-3.96 gallons

**The Human Body**

1. How much of the human body is water?

a) 75%

**b) 55%**

c) 45%

d) 80%

2. How much water does the human brain contain?

**a) 75%**

b) 55%

c) 45%

d) 80%

3. How much water do human bones contain?

a) 75%

**b) 25%**

c) 45%**
**d) 80%

**Virtual Water**

1. How many litres/gallons of water does it take to produce one egg?

a) 37 litres / 10 gallons

b) 189 litres / 50 gallons

c) 378 litres / 100 gallons

**d) 454 litres / 120 gallons**

2. About how many litres/gallons of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four?

a) 30,000 litres / 7,925 gallons

b) 17,500 litres / 4,623 gallons

**c) 25,700 litres / 6,800 gallons**

d) 20,000 litres / 5,283 gallons

3. How many litres/gallons of water does it take to refine one barrel of crude oil?

a) 1,000 litres / 264 gallons

**b) 7,000 litres / 1,850 gallons**

c) 4,000 litres / 1,056 gallons

d) 2,000 litres / 528gallons

4. How many litres/gallons of water does it take to manufacture one car?

a) 10,500 litres / 2,774 gallonsb) 30,000 litres / 7,925 gallons

d) 18,000 litres / 4,755 gallons