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The Ultimate

Groundwater Tool

Groundwater is important to everyone. About 45 percent of the US population depends on groundwater for its drinking water. We currently face a 135,000 persons shortfall in the geoscience profession, which will directly impact our access to groundwater. Now, more than ever before, it is essential we inspire the next generation of geoscience professionals to fill this gap in the workforce.

AA360 By The NumbersAwesome Aquifer 360 continues to spread groundwater education across the nation. 





Awesome Aquifer 360 Lessons

The lessons for Awesome Aquifer 360 currently in production are listed below. Everything a teacher may need to teach these important groundwater concepts are provided with access to the digital kit. Additionally, every lesson is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), so teachers meet curriculum expectations in their classrooms.

Is groundwater and surface water connected? Address concepts such as water table, confined vs unconfined aquifers, groundwater recharge, runoff, and infiltration. 

Is groundwater a renewable resource? Students install a working pump to explore concepts such as well withdrawal, drawdown, groundwater depletion, over drafting, and the parts of a groundwater well. 

Which holds more water, sand or gravel? The two porous medias are utilized to discover the effects of high porosity, and what characteristics of rock lithologies make it easier for groundwater storage.

Does water flow at different speeds? Students further explore groundwater flow by calculating the flow rate of water though different materials. Permeability, porosity, and concepts, such as confining units and impermeable rocks are discussed. 

How does groundwater become polluted? An important part of understanding how our environment becomes contaminated is demonstrated in this lesson. Students explore monitoring wells and discover types of contamination. 

Can contaminated water be cleaned? Explore different types of contaminants and ways environmental geologists remediate contaminated areas. Students also discover how water is treated and the origin of drinking water. 


Digital and Physical Kits

$500, the standard package for all sponsored classrooms includes

  • 1 year access to digital AA360 lessons
  • Up to 3 teachers
  • 6 online lab exercises for grades 5-8
  • Educational videos and instructional tutorials
  • 5 physical AA360 lab kits shipped to the school
Purchase Standard Access

Digital Access Only

$300, for continuing access to AA360 after initial sponsorship includes

    • 1 year access to digital AA360 lessons
    • Up to 3 teachers
    • 6 online lab exercises for grades 5-8
    • Educational videos and instructional tutorials
Purchase Digital Access

Physical Kit Only

$45, purchase individual physical kits 

  • One physical lab kit
  • Instructions for teaching six lessons with the kit
  • Additional videos tutorials on how to use the kit
Purchase Physical Kit
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