Adventures in Virtual Reality

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In this activity, students look at the topography and cross-section of El Paso Texas and Edwards Aquifer in virtual reality, using historical data of the Edwards Aquifer that contains information on recharge, discharge and precipitation. From this data, conclusions can be made about future discharges of the aquifer.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Ground Water:Geology of groundwater occurrence, Water supply/water resource evaluation
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Special Interest: Computer-Based, Local Issue
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14)
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water supply/water resource evaluation, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Groundwater:Geology of groundwater occurrence
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water