Innovative Introduction to Basic Groundwater Concepts and Problem-Solving.
- Construct topographic profiles and geologic cross sections
- Map the flow of a groundwater pollution plume
- Includes a teacher's guide
Give students real-world experience in environmental geology with this hands-on investigation. As working hydrogeologists, students are given a simulated groundwater pollution problem to assess possible contamination of area wells and direct a course of action for immediate remediation. They will construct a topographic profile and geological cross-section of the spill area, determine the porosity and permeability of subsurface strata, and test simulated water samples from the spill site to assess the relative concentration of the pollutant and map the direction of plume flow. You will receive materials for five setups, a teacher's guide, and student worksheets.