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Thirstin Builds an Aquifier

Lesson Description:
To illustrate how water is stored in an aquifer, how groundwater can become contaminated, and how this contamination ends up in a drinking water source. Ultimately, students should get a clear understanding of how careless use and disposal of harmful contaminants above the ground can potentially end up in the drinking water below the ground. This particular experiment can be done by each student at their work station.
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment

Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
1 class
Materials Needed:
Several materials needed listed with instructions below
School or Group:
EPA
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Located in: Science | Science

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