Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8

Almighty Aquifers

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45 minutes

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Resource Distribution, Sustainability: Sharing Common Resources, Water Use

Resource Overview

Students participate in a game that mimics the relationship between population growth and aquifer depletion.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify the states that overlay the Ogallala Aquifer.
  • Make connections between human population growth and the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer.
  • Name two human actions that can contribute to aquifer depletion.

Features of This Resource

  • Opportunity for authentic learning with real-world data
  • Connection with environmental history
  • Board game lesson is fun and engaging

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