The Lawrence Hall of Science
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Many people get water from a source deep underground, called groundwater. In this activity learners will make a model to explore this hidden water, and see how it connects to the other bodies of water. The model uses light-colored gravel in combination with red & blue colored water to allow learners to investigate the movement of groundwater and its potential contamination. Step-by-step instructions are included with photos along with safety recommendations. Activity guide includes a “What’s going on?” explanation and relevant connections to the importance of groundwater and pollution.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Activity Time: 20 minutes
DIY Lake Science Water UndergroundPDF
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