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Ch 10: Ground Water Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Ground Water chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the characteristics of this freshwater resource in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Ground Water chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The groundwater system Saturated and unsaturated zones, water tables, factors affecting groundwater movement
Tuesday Springs Spring formation from confined and unconfined aquifers, spring types and sizes
Wednesday Wells Dug, driven and drilled wells; artesian wells
Thursday Environmental issues of groundwater use Groundwater pollution and depletion, land subsidence
Friday Caverns and sinkholes Causes of sinkhole and cavern formation, cave stalactites and stalagmites

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Ground Water Lesson Plans
Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

1. Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

Surprisingly, most of Earth's liquid freshwater is not where you might think! In this video lesson, you will learn about groundwater, as well as the important roles it plays in sustaining life and shaping Earth.

Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

2. Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

The movement of groundwater underneath us is influenced by several factors. In this video lesson, you will learn what these factors are and how they affect how and where groundwater moves.

Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

3. Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about springs and how they form. You will also understand how springs are classified based on how they flow as well as how strongly they flow.

Wells: Definition & Types

4. Wells: Definition & Types

Wells are used all over the world and are an important source of water for many people. In this video lesson you will identify different types of wells, as well understand their underground source of water.

Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

5. Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

Groundwater is an important natural resource, but like many of our other resources, it's affected by the surrounding environment and human activities. In this video lesson, you'll learn about some of the environmental problems associated with groundwater and why groundwater is especially vulnerable to them.

Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

6. Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

Groundwater can have dramatic effects on Earth's landscape, both above and below ground. In this video lesson you will learn about caverns and sinkholes, both of which are directly related to groundwater movement.

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