Wells: Definition & Types


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Which is NOT true about a confined aquifer?

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1. This is the most common type of well today.

2. Which statement is NOT true about wells?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of types of wells. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes facts regarding wells and confined aquifers and how deep one must dig to create a functioning well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Facts regarding confined aquifers and wells
  • Most common type of well today
  • Depth in feet drilled wells can go into the ground
  • Distance one must dig to create a functioning well

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related earth science lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of aquifers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about drilled wells

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Wells: Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Tell three main ways wells are created
  • Define the water table
  • Describe artesian wells and relate how aquifers, confined and unconfined, are related to artesian wells
  • Understand the significance of knowing water table depth when digging a functioning well