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Aquifer in a Cup
Young scientists create their very own aquifers in this science lesson on ground water. After learning about how some people get their drinking water from underground wells, young learners use sand, modeling clay, and aquarium rocks to create models of aquifers in clear plastic cups.
K - 3rd Science 9 Views 3 Downloads
Building an Model Aquifer
With almost half of Americans relying on groundwater supplies, it is more important than ever to protect aquifers from possible contaminants. Working in small groups, young environmentalists explore this problem as they create an aquifer model and use it to perform a series of investigations.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Protecting Your Drinking Water
Having a clean, reliable source of drinking water is essential for any community, but in many cases this is easier said than done. Engage young environmentalists in exploring the five factors affecting vulnerability of a groundwater supply with this simulation activity.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 13 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 1 Download
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.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
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.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Science 4 Views 2 Downloads
Groundwater is an essential natural resource, not to mention a fascinating topic to study. Here is a series of twelve amazing lessons on the water source and how we use it in our daily lives. Concepts require higher math and physics knowledge, so you can only use these lessons in your high school earth science or college courses.
9th - Higher Ed Math 16 Views 54 Downloads
Deep Subjects - Wells and Ground Water
Here is a phenomenal lesson plan on ground water, wells, and aquifers. Young geologists study how water exists underground, how water moves through the soil, and how water is extracted to be used as drinking water. Some excellent activities and blackline masters are embedded in this fine plan.
3rd - 6th Science 8 Views 28 Downloads
A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm
Intended as a follow up to the Protecting Your Drinking Water activity, young environmentalists use their assessment of the a hypothetical town's water supply to debate the installation of underground chemical storage tanks. With the class broken up into five special interest groups, learners share their group's thoughts and concerns about the expansion of a local factory as they weigh the pros and cons for the community as a whole.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
WATER HERE AND THERE
Introduce the topic of water conservation with a little drama. Dressed as snowflakes, hail stones, or rain drops class members dramatize the events in a narration of the water cycle. The series of lessons that follow focus on conservation techniques, hot springs and geysers, ground water, water pollution, and soil types.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 55 Downloads
Protecting Ground Water
Perfect for a senior project or upper-level environmental science course, high schoolers read a seven-step plan to develop a ground water protection plan within the community. Whether using the reading as a demonstration of the amount of planning and coordination required for such a process or using it as a roadmap for a project, the detailed article provides a wealth of knowledge on the topic.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
5th - 8th Science 23 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Predicting Ground Water Flow
After background reading on ground and surface water is complete, young hydrologists create a water table contour map. The map displays the elevation of surrounding areas and requires that the cartologists draw contour lines and arrows to indicate direction of water flow.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Water: A Necessity for Life
Students examine types of aquifers and make a model landfill. In this water usage instructional 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.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads