‘Water is an element that we are very familiar with because it is found in nearly every place on Earth and is also a part of us. According to certain researchers, our bodies and planet Earth are made of roughly 70 percent water. Even though we are very familiar with water, most of us have little clue of what water truly is.
In school we are taught that water is made of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom (H2O). We are also taught that water has a very unique characteristic that allows it to transform itself into three different states of matter, which are liquid, solid and gas. These definitions of water are accurate but they are missing some very essential information about some of the most important roles of water.’