No summer would be complete without a global tour, right? This week’s theme offers students a window to the world by spotlighting cities and customs from around the globe.
Aquifers are bodies of saturated rock and sediment through which water can move, and they provide 99% of our groundwater. Humans rely on aquifers for most of our drinking water. However, we are not only depleting this supply but are its biggest polluters as well. This infographic provides facts and illustrations to explain the process.
This Groundwater Game tests your knowledge of major terms used to describe parts of the aquifer systems, from groundwater to permeability to saturated zone. Drag and drop the correct term into a sentence to make it accurate and to match the illustration. Can you score 12 out of 12?
This lighthearted animation takes us beneath the surface to see groundwater in action. Watch anthropomorphized drops of groundwater travel through this system. A smiling character with a shovel digs us down to the water table, allowing us to flow through the water cycle and thus making the process much easier to understand.
This slideshow visually compares the costs of bottled water to tap water. The up-front bottle costs run high, but the post-costs to the environment are even more expensive.
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America's Innovator: Celebrate Henry Ford's b-day this week w/ these classroom resources from PBS!
Man on the Moon: Tour the moon’s surface on the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's lunar landing.