Lesson 7: Aquifers and Springs


Lesson 7: Aquifers and Springs

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Lesson 7: Aquifers and Springs

Lesson 7.0: Aquifers and Springs Summary Overview

Lesson 7.1: Aquifers and Springs Introduction, Part 1

Lesson 7.2: Aquifers and Springs Introduction, Part 2

Lesson 7.3: Aquifers

Lesson 7.4: Springs

Lesson 7.5: Aquifer and Springs Ecosystems

Lesson 7.6: Groundwater

Lesson 7.D: Definitions


Springs have attracted humans to settle nearby where water is abundant, but careful use is necessary to balance the recharge of aquifers with the use by people. Aquifers and springs also provide aquatic habitats where unique species live on the brink of extinction.


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Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Aquifers and Springs is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 7 that includes relevant science topics in 8 videos: What is an aquifer? What is groundwater? How are aquifers similar? How do they differ? How do aquifers recharge? What is a playa lake? What role does it play in Texas? What kinds of aquatic ecosystems exist in groundwater? What adaptations enable aquatic life to exist underground? What is a spring? What is a headwaters? How have springs influenced history? How can we help conserve groundwater? How is your life connected to aquifers? Which aquifer provides groundwater where you live? How is your groundwater being used? Is it being conserved or is it being depleted?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 7: Aquifers and Springs