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Student Activity - Constructing an aquifer model

Activity idea

In this activity, students build an aquifer model and examine how water gets into an aquifer system. 

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • discuss the part groundwater plays in the water cycle
  • describe the various pathways precipitation can take once it falls to the ground – infiltration, run-off, evaporation and uptake by plants
  • discuss the link between groundwater, surface water and the water table.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.