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Ch 10: Groundwater System Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Groundwater System chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about types of groundwater 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 Groundwater System 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Groundwater systems
Groundwater movement
Definition of groundwater, its role in the Earth's geology, saturated zones, aquifers, the water cycle
Factors that influence movement, soil porosity, permeability, water table, hydraulic gradient
Tuesday SpringsDefinition and word origin, confined and unconfined aquifers, types of springs and where they're found, sizes of springs
Wednesday WellsHow a well works, types of wells
Thursday Groundwater-related environmental problems Why groundwater is susceptible to problems, pollution, overdrawing, subsidence
Friday Caverns and sinkholesDefinition, how they are formed, their impact on the environment, caves and their features

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Groundwater System Lesson Plans
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
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