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Pupils examine porosity and permeability and relate these concepts to groundwater flow. They use simple materials to conduct a porosity experiment and use the information to understand how environmental engineers decide on the placement and treatment of a drinking water well. They recommend sites for drinking water wells based on porosity and permeabilit and explain why engineers need to measure the porosity and permeability of different soils.

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Resource Details

6th - 8th
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet