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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. 

Classrooms sponsored

Students in sponsored classrooms

States + 1 US Territory



Awesome Aquifer 360 Lessons

The lessons for Awesome Aquifer 360 are listed below and suggested for grades 5-8.  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.

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

Pumping the Supply: 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. 

Discover Porosity: 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.

Explore Permeability: 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. 

Contamination Clues: 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. 

Clean It Up: 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.

Coming Soon to AA360Even MORE for students and teachers!

National and State alignment

Going beyond NGSS to include lessons in history, arts, math and more! Specific state standards to help you bring AA360 to your classroom.
Grade Level
Kindergarten to College

Everyone needs to know the importance of groundwater; adjustments to lessons to reach all ages!
Teacher Resources Extension

Workshops, recommended reading lists, answer keys, help desk, and more for your Teacher Resource Portal!


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
  • 2 posters featuring the water cycle and US aquifers
Purchase Hybrid Access

Digital Access Only

$300, for anywhere, anytime access to AA lessons and digital kits. 

    • 1 year access to digital AA360 lessons (used as the option to renew digital access)
    • Up to 3 teachers
    • 6 online lab exercises for grades 5-8
    • Educational videos and instructional tutorials
    • This option is used for international educators
Purchase Digital Access

Physical Kit Only

$50, 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
  • 2 posters featuring the water cycle and US aquifers
Purchase Physical Kit
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