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Classroom, Lab and Field Exercises in Hydrogeology

Hydrogeology field trip students admire a bailer full of gasoline drawn from a monitoring well at a gas station.

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Quantifying Groundwater Baseflow and Improving Math Skills through a Stream-Discharge Exercise part of Activities
A two-part exercise is presented where students quantify stream discharge and use the data to determine groundwater baseflow. They first use tedious hand calculations to compute discharge; then develop their own ...

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Pathogenic Microorganisms in Water part of Activities
This activity introduces students to sampling and testing for microorganisms in different water sources. It also tests iodine tablets to kill coliform bacteria which interest many students. The activity utilizes ...

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Using Wetlands to Teach Hydrogeology part of Activities
Field exercises (surface-water, vadose-zone, and groundwater hydrology), in which students generate their own data throughout the semester, are presented for teaching hydrogeological concepts, techniques, and ...

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Dye Trace Experiment using "Aerial" Imagery part of Activities
This exercise allows students monitor a dye plume in a stream using digital images collected by "remote aerial tramway".

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Round Robin Field Methods Protocols for Improved Outcomes part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This activity provides an approach to teach field methods that is programmed to avoid common pitfalls in teaching field methods to students. The two common problems that are avoided is familiarity with equipment ...

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An integrated view of the Glendale Landscape part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
Students work in groups to develop posters that communicate their concept of landscape following several field labs (soils, sediment analysis, river discharge, vegetation survey, aquatic life) at one location. They ...

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Environmental Geochemistry Class Project part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This is a inquiry-driven class research project on a local environmental geochemistry question that is accomplished during three-hour laboratory sessions each week. Students are divided into groups that will share ...

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Borehole Logging from Sample Collection to Borehole Geophysics part of Activities
Drilling the borehole is only the beginning. Data collection, handling and interpretation are the most important aspects to the field hydrogeologist. This session will use an exercise that combines both physical ...

Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions part of Activities
This activity has three exercises: measuring groundwater flow and velocity, measuring vertical gradients in piezometers, and sampling a well field. These field exercises are meant to give students better ...

Melting Glaciers, Gravels and Groundwater part of Activities
A spectacular gravel quarry five miles west of Schenectady New York along the Mohawk River is an ideal place to discuss deglaciation history and the development of the ancestral Mohawk Delta building into former ...

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