The Groundwater Webquest comes with a worksheet and an answer key. Each clickable link in the webquest points to information that your students need to complete the worksheet. Besides sharing the webquest with students and printing the worksheets, no other prep is needed to conduct this earth science lesson on groundwater.
How do I use this resource?
1.) Share the PDF webquest file with clickable links to student computers.
2.) Print the accompanying worksheets.
3.) That’s it! Students are ready to get started.
Students click the links embedded into stunning photographs in the webquest to find answers to questions on various web pages. (The questions follow the order of the links.) Students write their responses on the accompanying worksheet.
Groundwater is an important part of the hydrosphere and Earth's water cycle. In this webquest, students will be introduced to the following concepts and vocabulary connected to groundwater hydrology:
• The water table and its features
• Confined and unconfined aquifers
• Groundwater recharge through precipitation
• Soil and rock permeability and infiltration
• Discharge to springs, rivers, and lakes
• Hydrogeology and the work of hydrogeologists
All of Forward-Thinking Curriculum’s webquests meet the following stringent quality criteria:
· All links connect to very carefully-selected and modern websites.
· All linked online texts are from highly authoritative and reputable sources (specific sources for this webquest are shown below).
· Students can complete all of the included questions by accessing the online texts and the images alone. No earphones or other special technology are needed to access the information.
· The online texts are at a reading level that is accessible to middle and high school students.
· Very importantly, all links are routinely checked and maintained!
This resource includes the following:
• Webquest: Stunning images directly link students to relevant informational text from the Groundwater Resource Hub of the Nature Conservancy, the Groundwater Foundation, National Geographic, the Portland Water District, and the International Association of Hydrogeologists. (PDF, 8 pages)
• Student worksheet (PDF, 17 short-answer questions, 5 pages)
• Answer key to student worksheet (PDF, 5 pages)
Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the “Buy Licenses to Share” button if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!
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