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ConcepTest: Locating Wells

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer, Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

Liquid hazardous waste is disposed of by pumping it down injection wells. Which well location would be the most suitable to use for an injection well?

wells a.)
b.)
c.)

Student Responses:

The correct response is A.
Percentage of students choosing this answer. (% Before Discussion/% After Discussion):

A. (49%)
B. (43%)
C. (8%)
in a large (> 60 students) earth science class

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References and Notes:


Subject

Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Hydrology:Ground Water, Human Dimensions:Waste

Topics

Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water quality/chemistry