Does It Soak Right In?

Which materials are best for groundwater runoff, and which are best for percolation? Discuss the water table with several experiments about different types of soil, pollution, precipitation, and filtration. The experiments assign roles to each member of a group, and take kids through the steps for each water activity.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in to your unit on water or pollution
  • If you don't have the time or materials for the experiments, use the handouts to give kids the information
Pros

  • Experiments are simple and illustrative
Cons

  • None