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Studying Aquifers in Outcrop
In this field lab, students describe two (or more) different rock types in outcrop, with an emphasis on the hydrogeologic properties of the rocks. Students are asked to draw sketches, take notes and ask questions about the how water may move through a rock unit . This website describes the learning goals and context use of the lab, and provides an equipment list, teaching notes and materials, a recommended method of assessment, and links to useful references and resources.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-315
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Mary Savina
Carleton College