Use Mapping Skills to Conduct Groundwater Assessment
Take students on a field trip without leaving the classroom! Students get practical geological field experience by studying and analyzing data and samples from the Wood River Quadrangle in Illinois and Missouri. Students also learn to think like geologists, applying the field evidence gathered to make decisions regarding economic and environmental land use. The lab activity comes with all the materials you need to outfit a class of thirty students.
By making and interpreting a bedrock topography map, students learn how to assess groundwater resources, judge their quality, and identify situations that could lead to groundwater contamination. You will receive one Wood River quadrangle map, copymasters for student activities, and a teacher’s guide. Additional copies of the topographic map may be purchased separately.