Water Model

Explore how water moves through Earth’s layers and determine whether wells can produce sustainable amounts of water while maintaining the health of the underlying aquifer.

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How does water move through Earth’s layers? Use the model templates to explore the differing permeabilities of different sediment types, drill wells into model landscapes, explore the difference between confined and unconfined aquifers, discover how water moves around gaining and losing streams, and explore the difference between rural and urban area aquifers. Create your own landscapes to test ideas about water movement and sustainability of wells. Use the graphs to measure the amount of water from each well and monitor the level of water in streams.

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Water Model. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, June 10.</a>

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Water Model (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, June 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Water Model (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, June 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Water Model. (2016, June 10). Retrieved 2017, June 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Grade Level
Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Subject
Earth and Space Science
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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