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.
    Published 3 June 2009, Updated 1 October 2012