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A Kids Adventure Story: Learning About Superfund
The characters in this story learn what a Superfund site is, how it became contaminated, and how it will be cleaned up. In the course of the story, they perform an experiment that demonstrates what happened at the Superfund site, which was the contamination of the groundwater from the leaching of the tailings at an old silver mine. The experiment also illustrates the pump and treat method of restoring the groundwater.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Lab activity
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-438
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
        • Personal health
        • Types of resources
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Superfund for Kids'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Program