Groundwater makes up a significant portion of Earth's fresh water. Students will learn what groundwater is, how it moves through the subsurface, and how porosity and permeability affect its movement. The impact of environmental issues on certain areas will also be studied through this lens. As a hands-on activity, students will study water's movement through three different substrates, measuring the porosity and permeability of each, then comparing the three. This kit includes enough material for 15 groups of students, and includes teacher's manual, student study guide copymasters, and safety data sheets. Additional items needed: 50mL graduated cylinders, markers, and stopwatches.
What's in the box?
- 1 bottle marble chips, 1500g
- 1 bottle medium gravel, 1500g
- 1 bottle coarse sand
- 60 plastic cups
- 15 nails
- 1 package modeling clay
- 1 bottle food coloring, 25mL
- Teacher's manual, student study guide copymasters, and safety data sheets
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Respirable crystalline silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Safety Data SheetDownload Here
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Cross Cutting Concepts
Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World
Stability and Change
Cause and Effect
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Developing and Using Models
Not included in the kit:
Graduated cylinders, 50ml
Markers, marking pens, or similar
Stopwatches or lab timers
Kit SpecsComes with instructionsNon-regulatedCountry of Origin:
9023.00.0000CA Prop Warning Statement:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Respirable crystalline silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.