Water is something that so many people take for granted. This lab and the accompanying activities provide a great starting point to help students gain a better understanding of water-related issues. Students begin by accurately dividing 500 mL of water amongst a beaker, graduated cylinder, and two test tubes to learn that only 0.1% of the world's water is freshwater at the Earth's surface. They then calculate how many gallons of water they use each day. Class data is recorded and graphed. Then students reflect on ways to conserve water. As a possible extension activity, students could do further research to help educate others about issues, such as issues water shortage, water pollution, etc.