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Aquifer: Definition, Types & Facts

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An aquifer can be defined as _____.

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1. Which of the following statements regarding an aquifer is true?

2. Which of the following statements regarding an aquifer is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Water is an essential resource, and this quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of where we get most of our drinking water. Some vocabulary terms you will read about are aquifers, water table, sinkholes, and springs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following concepts:

  • The definition of aquifer
  • Facts about groundwater in aquifers
  • Facts about aquifers related to freshwater and the water cycle

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of aquifers
  • Making connections - apply knowledge of the water cycle to understand floods, droughts, and water shortages
  • Critical thinking - understand and discuss consequences of low water levels in aquifers

Additional Learning

To learn more about aquifers, review the accompanying lesson on aquifer types and their characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the hydrologic cycle
  • Understand human impacts on aquifers
  • Discuss the importance of aquifers
  • Define confined and unconfined aquifers
  • Explain how water is extracted from an aquifer
  • Explain how sinkholes are created
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