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Student Activity - Groundwater contamination

Activity idea

In this activity, students build an aquifer model to look at point source and non-point source pollution.

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

  • explain how pollutants are dissolved and/or carried into groundwater and surface water
  • discuss how polluted groundwater may lead to polluted lakes or rivers. 

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

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