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Porosity and Water Flow in Soils

Tej Gautam, Marietta College

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This page first made public: Jun 6, 2013

Summary

Three different types of sediments will be taken and the porosity and water flow rate for each type will be determined. From this activity, students will understand concepts of porosity and water flow through soil material.

Context

Audience

Undergraduate hydrogeology course or related topics in geology.

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

None

How the activity is situated in the course

Lab activity

Goals

Content/concepts goals for this activity

-Understanding porosity and permeability

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

Aquifer concepts and properties

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Description and Teaching Materials

Porosity and Permeability of a Soil Material (Acrobat (PDF) 104kB Apr14 13)



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