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Protecting Groundwater - A Guide for the Pesticide User DLESE Reviewed Collection
This slide show provides information to guide pesticide users in applying pesticides in a manner that will protect groundwater as much as possible from contamination. The slide show covers properties of pesticides, soil, and groundwater that are likely to worsen contamination and provides suggestions for handling and applying them. Other topics include basic geology of groundwater and potential health effects of some pesticides.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004, Cornell University.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-066
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Personal health
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Cornell University Pesticide Management Education Program