Groundwater Study Guide
This study guide is designed to help you and your students begin thinking about groundwater - where it comes from, why it's important, and how it can be conserved and protected. It includes a brief overview, glossary and classroom activities.
Below you will find links to a series of .pdf files that you can download and print to make a comprehensive set of activities for 6th - 9th grade students. To view these documents, you will need to have Adobe's Acrobat Reader. You can download it from the Adobe web site at http://www.adobe.com. Click here if you need further assistance for downloading these files.
Visit the DNR site for additional information on groundwater education (Leaves EEK!).
The entire Groundwater Study Guide:
Groundwater Wisconsin's Buried Treasure Study Guide (PDF, 2.01 MB)
Activity Guide, 32 Pages plus worksheets, ?2006.
Or, you can download the Groundwater Study Guide in sections.
- Introduction and Glossary
4 pages (PDF, 438 KB)
- The Water Cycle-Round and Round it Goes
activity and worksheets, 5 Pages (PDF, 358KB)
- How Groundwater Moves
activity and worksheet, 4 pages (PDF, 233 KB)
- Well, Well, Well
activity and worksheet, 5 Pages (PDF, 360 KB)
- Wisconsin's Major Aquifers
activity and worksheets, 6 pages (PDF, 584)
- Plume of Contamination
activity and worksheet, 4 pages (PDF, 262 KB)
- Household Water: Where Does it Come From?...Where Does it Go?
activity, 2 pages (PDF, 175 KB)
- How Septic Sytems Work
activity and worksheets, 7 pages (PDF, 605 KB)
- Caution: This Product May be Hazardous to Your Health
activity and worksheets, 11 pages (PDF, 578 KB)
- Resource Protection, Value and Conflict
activity and worksheets, 4 pages (PDF, 283 KB)
- What if Water Cost as Much as Gasoline?
activity and worksheet, 2 pages (PDF, 129 KB)
- Rights or Fights
activity and worksheets, 6 pages (PDF, 239 KB)
- Trouble in Paradise
activity and worksheet, 9 pages (PDF, 373 KB)
- More Groundwater Activities
activity and worksheets, 1 page (PDF, 69 KB)
- Publications & Resource People
1 page (PDF, 78 KB)
- DPI Standards and Acknowledgement
1 pages (PDF, 49 KB)
- Student Activity Sheets
43 pages (PDF, 1.34 MB)
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