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Contact information
For information on Groundwater education, contact:
Laura Chern
Bureau of Drinking and Groundwater

Groundwater education Groundwater study guide & activity sheets

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.

The entire Groundwater Study Guide:

Groundwater Wisconsin’s Buried Treasure Study Guide [PDF].

All Activity Guides [PDF]

Or, you can download the Groundwater Study Guide in sections.
Advisable for slower computers and Internet connections.

  1. Introduction and Glossary [PDF]
  2. The Water Cycle-Round and Round it Goes
    activity [PDF] and worksheets [PDF]
  3. How Groundwater Moves
    activity [PDF] and worksheet [PDF]
  4. Well, Well, Well
    activity [PDF] and worksheet [PDF]
  5. Wisconsin’s Major Aquifers
    activity [PDF] and worksheets [PDF]
  6. Plume of Contamination
    activity [PDF] and worksheet [PDF]
  7. Where Does it Come From?...Where Does it Go?
    activity [PDF]
  8. How Septic Sytems Work
    activity [PDF] and worksheets [PDF]
  9. Caution: This Product May be Hazardous to Your Health
    activity [PDF] and worksheets [PDF]
  10. It'll Go With the Flow...
    activity [PDF] and worksheets [PDF]
  11. What if Water Cost as Much as Gasoline?
    activity [PDF] and worksheet [PDF]
  12. Rights or Fights
    activity [PDF] and worksheets [PDF]
  13. Trouble in Paradise
    activity [PDF] and worksheet [PDF]
  14. More Groundwater Activities [PDF]
  15. Publications [PDF]
  16. Back Cover and Credits [PDF]
Last revised: Wednesday March 20 2013