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    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.

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    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.

    These additional videos, Non-point source contamination and Point source contamination, offer additional help on how to use these activities in the classroom.

    Find out here how the year 3 team at Hillcrest Normal School used our resources to teach about groundwater and pollution.

      Published 3 June 2009, Updated 1 October 2012 Referencing Hub articles