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Students will work in groups to make observations, identify aquifers, describe aquifer properties and measure hydraulic head in a physical groundwater flow model. The information collected will be used to answer questions pertaining to the groundwater flow system. The activity serves to consolidate the key concepts covered in lecture materials. These concepts include the water cycle, hydraulic head, types of aquifers, hydraulic conductivity, permeability, Darcy's Law, hydraulic gradient, porosity and groundwater contamination.

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    • Grade 1
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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Geoscience,Groundwater flow,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110719215116371T

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    English

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