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 below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- student handout.
This activity is a great follow up to the activity Constructing an aquifer model – where students build an aquifer model and examine how water gets into the aquifer system.
Find out here how the year 3 team at Hillcrest Normal School used our resources to teach about groundwater and pollution.