Aquifer Teacher Resources
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What is an Aquifer?
Students examine how an aquifer operates. They discuss the implications of the groundwater becoming contaminated. They work together to create an aquifer model to observe the connection between surface water and groundwater.
New! Build Your Own Aquifer
Ever wondered how an aquifer works? Introduce your class to the amazing way many people get water by exploring how underground aquifers work. Two fun hands-on activities are used to help kids understand what an aquifer is, how it works, and how it can become polluted. The first activity focuses on modeling the process of pollution, and the second activity helps describe the attributes common to most aquifers.
Aquifer in a Cup
Students create their own aquifers. They observe what happens in an aquifer and make predictions when pollutants are added. They discover how ground water is stored in aquifers underground and examine how substances can travel with the water through the soil into the aquifer.
Aquifers and Groundwater
Students understand the purpose of an aquifer. In this aquifer and groundwater lesson, students build a model aquifer find its relationship to water usage. Students record observations as they build the layers of the aquifer.
A Model Aquifer
Students build a model that depicts how water is stored in an aquifer. They examine ways in which groundwater can become contaminated.
Building a Model Aquifer
A noble undertaking, guide your class to build a model of an aquifer. They use food coloring in the water to experiment with how it can be contaminated and examine how the soil can act as a filter. Using their data, they plot time versus distance and time versus concentration graphs. This is a visual demonstration of how groundwater is naturally filtered and can be used in your earth science or ecology class.
"Tri-County" Project--Ogallala Aquifer
Young scholars explore the Ogallala Aquifer in the state of Nebraska. The signs of pollution found are examined and the data classified.
Ground Water: Construct a Model Aquifer
Students recognize that one source of drinking water is ground water located in aquifers. They create a model of an aquifer and summarize their experience in a report.
The Dust Bowl and the Ogallala Aquifer
Students research the characteristics of the Great Plains as an agricultural area. They examine farming techniques from the past and how those farming techniques are used today. They investigate the present uses of the Ogallala Aquifer.
Young scholars investigate the flow of groundwater in a aquifer system. They use common lab equipment to simulate the flow of water through a system and diagram the path. In addition, they complete individual assessments.
An Underground River
Seventh graders describe how water flows through the ground, what an aquifer is and what soil properties are used to predict groundwater flow. They consider the affects of pollution on groundwater supplies and write a letter drawing attention to a source of pollution.
Water: A Necessity for Life
Students examine types of aquifers and make a model landfill. In this water usage activity, students determine the difference between confined and unconfined aquifers. They build a model landfill, observe it for two weeks, and analyze what type of influence it has on the water supply. They complete a map that shows an aquifer in Kansas.
Land and People: Cape Cod Activity 1
Students make a model aquifer to study the uniqueness of Cape Cod's ground-water system. Using the model., they determine how easily contamination spreads in the aquifer system by completing and recording three activities. Using the student packet, they read about and discuss the concepts of porosity and permeability as they apply to the experiments.
There Must be Something In the Water
Students explore how groundwater contamination can spread through aquifers by participating in a groundwater plume simulation.
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
Students observe the construction and workings of an aquifer. They record and react to the effects of pollution on the aquifer.
Groundwater and Ecology
Students are presented a problem concerning an aquifer which may be in danger from overuse by agriculture/industry. They compile data and consult online data and experts in creating a proposal to rectify the situation.
Studying Aquifers in Outcrop
Students describe two or more different rock types found in outcrop. Students look specifically at the hydro-geologic properties of the rocks and complete the lab with a paper explaining a scientific phenomenon in layperson terms.
Impact of Climate Change on the Desert Pupfish
A fish that lives in the desert? You and your class can meet the desert pupfish as they examine its habitat, the role humans play in diminishing water supplies, and how climate change might impact this fishy friend. There are four short activities included that will engage learners in graphic analysis, graphing, and topographical map use. This all culminates in a student-constructed hypothesis concerning wildlife sustainability.
In this science instructional activity, students investigate how we get ground water out of the ground. Students learn about aquifers and sinkholes by reading and completing word puzzles on 8 pages. Note: This information is particular to Southwest Florida.
Plotting the Petroleum Plume
Eighth graders examine the difference between confining layers and aquifers in a basic water table aquifer scenario. They contour groundwater elevation and petroleum product thickness data.