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Groundwater Detectives

Middle schoolers measure the pH of soil samples from a hypothetical site to locate a contaminant spill and will predict the direction of groundwater flow using mathematical modeling. They use the engineering design process to develop alternatives for treatment of the contaminated water. Students identify several methods for cleanup of contaminated groundwater used by engineers.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Environment
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet

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