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44 resources with the keyterm aquifer

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Role of Plants in Water Filtration

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Investigate the amazing ability of plants to filter contaminants from water with this series of in-class demonstrations. After placing six small, potted plants in plastic cups, different solutions and mixtures are poured into them that...
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A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Protecting Your Drinking Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Aquifer in a Cup

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
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...
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Thirsty Rocks: Please "Porous" a Drink!

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A simple activity goes a long way in demonstrating the property of porosity to your rock hounds. They will mass a specimen of dry sandstone and then soak it in a pre-measured amount of water. After seven minutes, they once again measure...
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Land and People: Cape Cod Activity 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Groundwater as Part of the Water Cycle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Make sure to read through the activity procedures thoroughly before teaching this lesson because the materials list is incomplete. Also, the mentioned worksheets and booklet are not available. However, there is no need to discard this...
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WATER HERE AND THERE

For Teachers K - 2nd
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...
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Aquifer in a Cup

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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 ...
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Where Does it Come From?...Where Does it Go?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students summarize and illustrate how a water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant work. Students describe the source of water for their community and the adequacy of groundwater to meet the community's needs. Students also...
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Where Does All the Water Go?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers view a demonstration of how groundwater flows and define several related vocabulary terms. They complete a worksheet, participate in discussion and make a poster.
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Water Pressure Experiments

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students perform experiments measuring water pressure. They record their observations after poking holes in plastic bottles filled with water with the lids on and then off. They discover the role gravity plays in the water flow.
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Groundwater Basics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
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...
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What is a Karst?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the process that creates limestone.  In this limestone lesson students complete a worksheet and participate in a lab activity. 
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The Action of Groundwater

For Students 5th - 6th
In this groundwater worksheet, students will compare the permeability of water through 3 different materials and then complete 4 short answer questions.
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Currents 2003

For Students 6th - 8th
In this environment worksheet, students read an article about growth and development of population and the environment. They respond to various types of questions throughout the article packet pertaining to what they read and why.
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Porosity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers predict and test the porosity of sediments with particles of different sizes. They name two objects that they think has pores. Students define the term porosity and pores. They comprehend that an aquifer is the porous...
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The Middle-East; Water and Life

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the physical and cultural impressions made by water in the Middle East, as well as their own lives, through exercises in reading, writing, geography and art. They explore how water as an economic good drives...
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Who's Down the Well?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify several sources of contaminants to groundwater. They discuss the movement of possible contaminants through that groundwater from outside sources. They describe how environmental engineers analyze contaminants to...
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Caverns: Drip Rate Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students tour a cave and collect water samples. They measure the drip rate from several locations inside the cave and discover the part water plays in cave formation.
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HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students observe the construction and workings of an aquifer. They record and react to the effects of pollution on the aquifer.
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Building an Model Aquifer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Art and Our Environment II

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the world from both artistic and environmental historical perspectives. Students identify and analyze their knowledge of history, composition/design, process and social studies to improve critical thinking and decision...
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Biocomplexity Lab Activity: Permeability

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students identify how water moves through materials such as rocks or sand. Students measure the permeability of water through glass spheres to represent the movement of water in sand, an aquifer, or another sediment. During the...