What's Down the Well?

Young scholars examine how environmental engineers determine possible sites for drinking water wells. They listen to a teacher led-lecture, and create their own groundwater well model using a coffee can and wire screening, observing how adding red food coloring to their model demonstrates how a pollutant can migrate through groundwater into a drinking water source.

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6th - 8th
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Lesson Plans
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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