ERIC Number: ED312140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Sandcastle Moats and Petunia Bed Holes. A Book about Groundwater.
This book provides five instructional units on groundwater. Units included are: (1) "Where's the Groundwater?" (describing the concepts of a saturated zone, water table, hydrologic cycle, recharge and discharge, core of depression, subsidence, and saltwater intrusion); (2) "How Does It Travel?" (discussing porosity, permeability, impermeability, sedimentary rock, crystalline rocks, faults, unconsolidated deposits, aquifer, and artesian well; (3) "What's in the Groundwater?" (discussing septic systems, toxic materials, leachates, landfills, hazardous waste sites, nitrates, and radioactive wastes); (4) "Virginia's Regions" (describing five main geologic regions); and (5) "What We Can Do to Help." The publication contains many diagrams, demonstrations, and a glossary. (YP)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science and Society, Science Materials, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Waste Water, Water, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Water Resources
Publications Services, Virginia Water Resources Research Center, 617 N. Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Water Resource Research Center, Blacksburg.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia