Students' Conceptions of Scale Regarding Groundwater
Daniel Dickerson, Timothy J. Callahan, Meta Van Sickle, Genny Hay September, 2005 Journal of Geoscience Education v53 p374

This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education features a study regarding studentsí ideas about the structure, scale, and perceived importance of groundwater. The results indicate that many people hold inappropriate conceptions of hydrogeologic principles which could detrimentally impact the appropriate mental visualization of other associated groundwater principles.

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Subject: Education, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Aquifer properties, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Opinion, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems
Topics: Education, Time/Earth History, Earth surface, Sedimentary Geology, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Aquifer properties, Solid Earth