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Ch 31: Ground Water Lesson Plan Resources

About This Chapter

The Ground Water chapter of this High School Physical Science Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach aspects of groundwater systems 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 Groundwater systems and influences Definition of groundwater systems and its geological role and distribution; influencing factors in groundwater's rate of movement, such as aquifers, porosity, permeability and aquitards
Tuesday Springs Meaning, types and formations of hot springs and geysers
Wednesday Wells Definition and types of wells, such as artesian wells
Thursday Groundwater and the environment Environmental problems such as land subsidence based on groundwater withdrawal and treating groundwater as a nonrenewable resources
Friday Caverns and sinkholes Meaning, formation and effects of caverns and sinkholes on the Earth

6 Lessons in Chapter 31: Ground Water Lesson Plan Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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