Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement


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Which is NOT a factor that affects groundwater movement?

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1. Which answer choice BEST describes porosity?

2. _____ affects where groundwater can go, while _____ and _____ determine how fast it can move underground.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What factors influence the movement of groundwater? This quiz and worksheet combination will check your knowledge of this topic, including soil characteristics that affect flow and how movement of water underground differs from surface water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For mastery of this quiz, students must know the following information:

  • Factors that affect groundwater movement
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Characteristics of groundwater
  • Ways in which groundwater moves through certain soils

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will gain practice with these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on groundwater movement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding porosity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the permeability of clay

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement to learn more about this subject. The following objectives are contained within the lesson:

  • Explain why many aquifers are made of limestone
  • Describe how the water table affects groundwater movement
  • Analyze factors that affect not only the location of groundwater, but also the speed at which it travels