Ch 31: Physical Science - Ground Water: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Groundwater chapter of this High School Physical Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the groundwater system. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of ground water.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding high school physical science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding groundwater distribution and the effect of groundwater on geology.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about groundwater.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Groundwater chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Groundwater chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is groundwater, and how does it affect life on Earth?
  • What causes groundwater to move?
  • How do the different types of springs form?
  • What are wells, and how are they categorized?
  • How do some environmental issues impact groundwater?
  • What role does groundwater play in the formation of caverns and sinkholes?

7 Lessons in Chapter 31: Physical Science - Ground Water: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

What is Subsidence? - Definition, Causes & Signs

7. What is Subsidence? - Definition, Causes & Signs

In some areas, residents have to be aware of the ground below them shifting. You read that right; the ground below your feet can move! This lesson will detail a shift in the ground downward, called subsidence, its causes, and signs that it has happened.

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