Discover the Water Table

Theme:Water Science
Location:Waterfront
Map #:14
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Purpose

To inform participants about the groundwater part of the hydrologic cycle.  People will discover the water table, groundwater as it exists in sand, and that groundwater flows through this material, which will be identified as an aquifer.  This form of water occurrence will be related to the rest of the hydrologic cycle: infiltration and flow to the nearby lake.

Key Messages

  • learn that water exists in the ground
  • this kind of water is called groundwater
  • groundwater flows through the ground and is part of the hydrologic cycle

 

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