Ch 15: Ground Water: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Ground Water chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about ground water. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the definitions, concepts and processes related to ground water required in a typical earth science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other earth science work.
  • Identify the ground water concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Who's it for?

This chapter of our earth science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about ground water and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding ground water systems, factors that influence ground water movement or any other ground water topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their ground water unit
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  • Want to get ahead in earth science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the geological role of ground water.
  • List the factors that affect ground water movement.
  • Identify the different types of springs and wells.
  • Learn about the environmental problems associated with ground water.
  • Explain how caverns and sinkholes form.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: Ground Water: Tutoring Solution
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Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

1. Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

Groundwater, or the water present beneath the Earth's surface, makes up most of the planet's liquid freshwater stored in underground reservoirs called aquifers. Learn the definition of the groundwater system and explore its geological role in the water cycle.

Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

2. Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

The movement of groundwater depends on the circumstances of the environment. Discover the factors that influence groundwater movement such as porosity, permeability, and gravity.

Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

3. Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

Springs are classified by their magnitude and how the water flows. Discover the five different types of springs and learn how they form from aquifers.

Wells: Definition & Types

4. Wells: Definition & Types

There are three main types of man-made wells, including dug wells, driven wells, and artesian wells. Learn how to define the different types of wells and also how wells are different than spring-fed sources of water.

Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

5. Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

Groundwater is our largest natural source of freshwater, but several environmental problems threaten the underground aquifers that contain it. Explore how groundwater is vulnerable to issues like pollution, overdrawing, and subsidence, and discover how these problems impact the planet's water supply.

Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

6. Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

Caverns and sinkholes occur when the surface land collapses due to groundwater dissolving sediments underground, or when too much groundwater is pumped from an aquifer. Learn the definition of sinkholes and caverns, explore how they are formed, and then discover their effects on the Earth's landscape.

Stalactite: Definition & Formation

7. Stalactite: Definition & Formation

If you walk into a cave there is a great chance you will see a stalactite hanging from the ceiling. Discover what a stalactite is and how nature uses rainwater to form these structures.

What is a Hot Spring? - Definition & Explanation

8. What is a Hot Spring? - Definition & Explanation

A hot spring is a natural phenomenon whereby groundwater is heated by geothermal energy from the earth's magma. Learn the definition of a hot spring, and how they are formed. See how geothermal energy can be used to generate electricity.

Chapter Practice Exam
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