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Ch 9: Michigan Merit Exam: Hydrogeology

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Use this chapter on hydrogeology to help you prepare for the earth sciences portion of the Michigan Merit Exam. Each of these lessons features multiple methods of content delivery to encourage retention of the information.

Michigan Merit Exam: Hydrogeology - Chapter Summary

Study this Hydrogeology chapter before taking the Michigan Merit Exam. Learn about the water cycle, groundwater, and water pollution with our engaging video lessons that will help you understand the way water interacts with the environment. Lesson topics include:

  • Precipitation, condensation, evaporation
  • Water distribution
  • Infiltration and runoff processes
  • Movement and effects of water on the landscape
  • The environmental implications of groundwater
  • Groundwater, movement and issues
  • Water pollution

Along with our brief videos, we have included written transcripts to help ensure comprehension of the material and interactive video timelines which enable you to skip directly to the video topic you wish to review. You can ask the teacher questions by filling out the form under the teacher tab and test lesson retention with our practice quizzes and exams.

Michigan Merit Exam: Hydrogeology Objectives

The Michigan Merit Exam is used by the Michigan Department of Education to evaluate the academic progress of students in the 11th grade regarding their readiness for college and their development relative to the educational standards of the state. This chapter relates to the two science tests that are included in the three-part exam. The ACT science test has 40 multiple-choice questions, and the M-Step--a test developed by Michigan to reflect their own standards--has a science session with a suggested length of just under an hour.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Michigan Merit Exam: Hydrogeology
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The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

1. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

The Distribution of Water on Earth

2. The Distribution of Water on Earth

Water covers most of Earth but in a variety of forms. In this video lesson you will learn about how water is distributed on Earth, though you may be surprised to find out just how little of it we can access!

Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

3. Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

When water falls to the ground as precipitation, it can either fill the spaces in the soil below ground or run across the surface. In this video lesson, you will learn about the processes of infiltration and runoff, and how they are an important part of the water cycle on Earth.

Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

4. Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

Landforms are constantly being broken down and reformed by the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition. In this lesson, we explore chemical and physical weathering and how the face of the earth gets changed.

Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

5. 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

6. 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.

Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

7. 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.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

8. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.

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