Where did all the water that you poured into your cup go?
How does this model simulate what really happens to groundwater in the world? (How does water get underground? Where is water stored underground?)
Based on this experiment, what can happen to a drop of water after it falls on the ground?
Do you think humans use groundwater? If so, what do we use groundwater for?
How do humans get groundwater to the surface? Is this easy to do?
Do you think groundwater can move anywhere else? Where? How does it move?
How have your ideas about what happens to a drop of water changed since you started learning more about groundwater?
It either soaked into the sand or into the coffee filter and just stayed there, not really going anyplace.
Water that enters the ground has to go through multiple layers, like gravel, rock, sand, and dirt. The things we put into the cup acted like those materials that led down to the bottom of the cup, also the bedrock.
It lands on the surface and then the soaked into the ground, going down with the layers. The dirt, sand, rocks, then last, bedrock.
I think humans do use ground water, because many people get water from wells in the ground, so then if they actually do get water from the well, that means they must actually get water from the ground.
Humans have to dig into the ground, deep enough until they get to water. It goes down until they hit water, but then to get the water up, they can create a well to get the water from the ground and onto the surface to use.
It doesn't move up really, but then it goes down, soaking through the layers of sand, dirt and all the rock.
One drop of water can go an extremely long way, and it makes sense that a ton of water is in the ground and sitting there. It goes down really deep and then the water might never come back up to the surface and just collect in pools.
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