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ConcepTest: Groundwater Production Potential

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


The cross section below simplifies the groundwater sources in a county in a Midwest state. Which location would have the potential for the best groundwater production?

Groundwater Production Cross Section

a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D

Student Responses:

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References and Notes:


Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Geology of groundwater occurrence

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

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Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Hydrology:Ground Water


Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Geology of groundwater occurrence, Human Dimensions/Resources


Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology