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Groundwater Activity: Edible Earth Parfaits DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this activity, students build an edible aquifer using ice cream, food coloring, and other ingredients to represent the various layers. They will learn about groundwater, water tables, confining layers, contamination, and recharge. A link to a glossary of groundwater terms is provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003, The Groundwater Foundation. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-481
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The Groundwater Foundation
Kids Corner
http://www.groundwater.org/kc/kc.html