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Invisible Water

Lesson Description:

The student will do the following:
  1. Define groundwater, aquifer, and hydrologic cycle or water cycle.
  2. Describe the amount and distribution of groundwater on planet earth.
  3. Make inferences about the importance of responsible use of groundwater.
  4. Calculate water volumes using the statistical information provided.

Lesson Type:
  • Experiment

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
50 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • A large display relief map of the world
  • A 12-inch diameter globe (one showing the ocean bottom is best)
  • A five or ten gallon aquarium

School or Group:
The Water Sourcebooks
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Invisible_water.pdf
Located in: Science

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