Goals and Objectives


Goals and Objectives


  • Explain the distribution and dynamics of water at the surface and in the subsurface of the Earth
  • Interpret graphical representations of scientific data

Learning Objectives

In completing this lesson, you will:

  • Identify the properties of artesian wells and describe the conditions under which they form
  • Explain the difference between porosity and permeability
  • List and describe the properties of aquifers that control the movement and storage of groundwater
  • Explain the role of fractures in determining the transmission properties of aquifers
  • Use Darcy's Law to explain the roles of aquifer properties and driving forces in governing the rate of groundwater flow