1D. Geological Properties

Preparation:

Tasks to be completed:

  1. Complete “Soil Properties with a Purpose”
  2. Complete “Colorado Groundwater”
  3. Try the groundwater model simulator

Materials:

  • Hand lenses
  • Container 1 (in baggie #2)
  • Container 2 (in baggie #2)
  • Pipette
  • Water

Presentations:

Soil Properties with a Purpose

Colorado Groundwater

Engagement:

What makes a good aquifer?  Use this interactive groundwater simulator to sketch and test what you think makes a good aquifer.  Make sure to check out the templates afterwards.

Take me to the groundwater simulator.

References

Vocabulary:

  • Alluvium – loose, unconsolidated soil or sediment that has been eroded, reshaped by water in some
    form, and redeposited in a non-marine setting.
  • Bedrock – substructure composed of hard rock buried at the Earth’s surface
  • Outcrop – an exposed portion of bedrock or ancient superficial deposits on the surface of the Earth.

Referenced Documents:

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