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Young scholars 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.
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.
Students examine types of aquifers and make a model landfill. In this water usage lesson, 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.
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.