The goal is to understand how porosity and permeability affect the storage and flow of groundwater in an aquifer.
Higher order thinking skills goals
Activity based in simple volume measurement and ratios.
Other skills goals
Context for Use
Type and level of course
This activity can be used for all levels of STEM education.
Skills and concepts students should have mastered
Some knowledge of basic geology and hydrogeology is necessary.
How the activity is situated in the course
This activity is used in earth science geology section to understand how an aquifer functions.
Description and Teaching Materials
Measuring Porosity of Sediments (Acrobat (PDF) 179kB Apr27 17)