Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Week #3 January 18-24

Please use this space to share your reflections of our learnings this week. What are the concepts that we discussed? What are the important vocabulary words that you learned? Are there any topics that we have covered that you are still unsure of?

107 comments:

  1. This week I learned about the way an aquifer works and why they are important. They are important because they are full of useful water. I also learned that the aquifer used for the west is the otowata which is located on the east side of colorado.

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  2. This week in science we were doing pages on what type of water there is on earth. To be honest I have no clue why we are learning about that when in lab we learned about aquifers so therefore I am completely lost with that. With the science portion I do know what is going on though.

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  3. This past week we learned about aquifers and all of the things associated with them. I learned that aquifers can be replenished by many types of precipitation like rain and snow. We also learned about different types of water: salt and fresh water.

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  4. This week we leared about how aquifers work and aquitards. The lab that we did helped me understand what the difference between the two are. I was thinking about the difference and I thought maybe the places with small gravel might be aquitards and places with large gravel would be aquifers.

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  5. This week we learned about aquifers, aquitards, and how the water travels to the earth. In lab when we put water in the aquifers I was surprised that my hypothesis was right and I think that the lab really helped me learn how aquifers work with all the levels of them like the zone of aeration, the zone of saturation, and the water table. Also, in lab I learned what an aquitard is and what it looked like with the picture you provided.

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  6. This week in scince I learnd about diferent tempasher can be anywere in the world even in cold places. When I found out there are worm steam in the ocean I kind of know about It but not that much. Seeing the point that we did in 1-22-10 I was kind of suprid about the diferent tem. can be any were.

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  7. This week we learned about the water tables, zone of saturation, zone of areation, and aquifers. We learned about how water is stored underground and how it gets there. We also learned a little about how the water currents work around the world.

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  8. This week we learned about aquifers and water cycle. I learned that aquifers can be replenished and that there is the ogalala aquifer nearby.

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  9. This week I liked the activity on the water temperatures at different places in the world. I never knew that you could actually access so many buoys and get actual readings. I would like to learn more about the currents, and how they affect water temperatures.

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  10. This week I learned about aquifers and how important they are. I really liked the lab because it really helped me understand porosity and how porous rocks are. One vocab word I understood really well was evaporation. I aslo learned about the ocean currents and the temperatures associated with them.

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  11. This week we I learned about aquifers and how they hold water depending on there size and what kind of rock it is. I also learned about the water cycle and how water travels on earth. I also learned how much of the water on Earth is the ocean and that we don't really have that much fresh water compared to how much of the earth is made of the ocean.

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  12. This week we learned the importance of studying water. We learned vocabulary like aquifers, water table, porosity, zone of areation, and zone of saturation. In lab, we used all the vocabulary terms and equations to find which rocks had a higher porosity, large rocks or little rocks.

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  13. This week in class we learned about water in depth. We talked about aquifers, and the water cycle. I didn't understand the connection between the worksheets we did in class and what we are learning about in lab.

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  14. We were still talking about aquifers and porosity. I'm getting everything we have been doing so far, but I do need to study a little more just to make sure I am solid on all the concepts.

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  15. This week we continued talking about porosity and aquifers more in depth. I'm getting everything and all the worksheets have been realy easy so far.

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  16. This week we did a work sheet on Energy and the Hydrosphere. There were 8 vocabulary words that you had to define. Then you had to calculate the % of all water forms on earth (ex. Oceans, Ice caps, and Soil moisture). Then on Friday I was gone but were had a work sheet; you had to find the buoy. I am still confused on what a buoy is.

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  17. In science class this week, water was the main topic. During class, we learned that the there is much more salt water than fresh water on our planet. Less then 3% of water on earth is fresh! We also discussed warm and cold water currents that exist in the oceans. Warm water currents flow to either pole, while cold water currents flow toward the equator away from either pole.

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  18. This week I learned about the different water temperatures around the world. I didn't realize how the Gulf Stream impacts the temperatures of the water, even when the buoys are located the same distance from the equator.

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  19. This week I learned that the Gulf Stream is one of the warmest streams because of the uneven heating from the sun. For example, because of the uneven heating, the beaches in Florida are a lot warmer than the beaches in California. I have never really thought of why that was but Know I know.

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  20. This week we learned about the amounts of salt water compared to fresh water. We also learned about temperatures of water around the world effected by the gulf stream.

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  21. This week we learned about each type of water on the earth. And about aquifers, and how to find the porosity of them.

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  22. This week we learned about all the different types of water we have on earth and how much there is of each type. We also learned about aquifers and finding their porosity in lab this week.

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  23. This week we learned about warm and cold water currents and how they affect the temperature of the water. Second, we learned about aquafers and how they are formed. Finally, we learned about the diffirent porosities of rocks and how to find them

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  24. The only think that I was there for was lab and we learned about aquifers and how they work and are designed

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  25. This week we learned about aquifers and the water on earth. Knowing about aquifers and the other vocab associated with them is an important topic to study because it deals with our source of water, so it is good to know where the water in our sinks come from.

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  26. This week I learned about porosity, the water table, the zones of aeration and saturation, and aquifers in general. To be completely honest, the only time I learned about these topics was in lab on Tuesday with Mr. Boyce. Wednesday through Friday I did not learn much at all because Mr. Boyce was not there. I did not do incredibly well on my Moodle quiz because we did not get back our labs, so I had nothing to reference. I also learned a little bit about currents and the amounts of different types of water on Earth, but not that much.

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  27. This week I learned about aquifers and how they "function". Aquifers are regions/ spaces underground that stores water. I also learned how to find the porosity of aquifers.

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  28. This week I learned about aquifers, water table and porosity.I learned that aquifers and how they hold water depends on the size and the shape of the rock.This week we also did lab on aquifers which helped me know about them even better.

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  29. This week involved revisiting the convection currents and looking up buoys all around the world. we also learned about porosity and aquafers.

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  30. This week in science we learned about aquifers and where they are, how they replenish, and what purpose they serve. In lab we learned about porosity and how it relates to aquifers through our experiment. In class on friday we looked up buoys around the world on computers.

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  31. In science class this week, water was the main topic. During class, we learned that the there is much more salt water than fresh water on our planet. Less then 3% of water on earth is freshwater. We also discussed warm and cold water currents that exist in the oceans due to warm water currents flow to either pole, while cold water currents flow toward the equator away from either pole. I also like the lab because I got to learn wat a aquifer is and what it does. I really liked what we did on friday!

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  32. This week we learned about aquifers and how that is where people in Kansas get most of there water from the ogalala aquifer. we also learned about porosity and how the size of the rocks in the aquifer effect its capacity and that they can be recharged by rain.

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  33. This week we learned about aquifers and how they work. We also talked about porosity . Our lab this week was great! It really helped me understand this concept. We also did a worksheet on buoys. I still don’t understand how two buoys, that are an equal distance from the equator can have such different temperatures. Is it because of currents?

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  34. This week in lab we learned about aquifers and porosity. I understand this material; However, I don’t understand how this relates to the class work about waters abundance, water temperature, and convection currents. Didn’t we learn that last semester?

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  35. This week we learned about aquifers and porosity. Its just basicly like a well. I learned that theres rocks that can hold more water than others.

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  36. In this weeks classes we learned about aquifers, porostiy, and the water on Earth. I missed the lab this week, but still understand most of the concepts. Throughout this week I realized that we really don't have as much fresh water as we think, compared to the salt water on Earth.

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  37. This week in lab we learned about aquifers. I learned that if the aquifer has smaller rocks in it that it will not be able to hold the same amount of water as if they were big rocks. Small rocks cant hold as much water because they are more compacted together whiich leaves less room for the water to sit, and with big rocks they are less compacted together which means that water can sit in between the rocks where there is just empty space.

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  38. In class this week we learned about the movement of water through the water cycle. We mainly focused on groundwater and aquifers. An aquifer is a region in which rocks and the spaces between rocks, porosity, are available for storing water. The water table is the top level of water in an aquifer. The zone of aeration is from the surface of the Earth to the top of the water table, and the zone of saturation is the area where all of the pore spaces of rock are full of water. A recharge is when water seeps down through the soil and refills an aquifer. Aquifers can get recharged by lakes, streams, snowmelt, and rainfall.

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  39. This week we learned about water. We learned specifically about groundwater and porosity. Smaller rocks have more porosity because they have less mass so there is more space between them for water. We learned about aquifers. They can be recharged by run-off, lakes, streams, rain, ect.

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  40. This past week we learned about how an aquifer works. I learned that an aquifer with small rocks doesn't have as much porosity as an aquifer with large rocks because there is more space. We looked into all vocabulary words which made it easier to understand. I also learned that aquifers can be recharged by rainfall, snowmelt, rivers, and streams.

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  41. This week i learned about how aquifers work and how they work during drouts. i also learned about porosity and what it means between small and big rocks.

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  42. This week I probably learned the most in lab. It was a lot different having a substitue for lecture. But in lab i learned about water tables which i thought was pretty interesting.

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  43. This week we learned about different types of water and about why some oceans are warmer than others even though they are the same distance from the equator. I was sick Thursday so i didn't go to lab and Monday after school I have drivers ed, so how can I make lab up?

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  44. This week we talked about aquafirs and aquatards. I am a little confused on what an aquatard is. On friday we did a work sheet on water currents. I understood that once my partner helped me.

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  45. This week in science class, we mainly learned about how aquifers work. An aquifer is a layer of sediment or rock that contains pores that have the capability of holding water. The amount of water that the layer can contain in the pores of the rock determines it's porosity. This is measured in a percent. We further learned about this concept in lab while testing which aquifer had the greater porosity, the one with the larger rocks or the one with the smaller rocks. We found that the one with the larger rocks had the greater percentage, because it had bigger rocks that didn't go together as well and therefore bigger pores in between. We also learned about fresh water versus salt water and how much there is of each.

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  46. This week during class we learned how to calculate the porosity of an aquifier. We also learned about the movement of energy in the hydrosphere occurs as a result of convection currents.

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  47. On friday we did a worksheet on water currents, it was very interesting how the site had all the temperatures and data on a specific area on earth

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  48. This week was kinda a hard week for me to stay focused patcially with the fact Mr. Boyce was not here but in lab I learned how interesting you may think the larger rocks in the aquafirs would carry a larger percent of water but the smaller rocks did which really intersted me because my hypothesis was surely incorrect, haha

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  49. We learned about about aquafiers and did a couple worksheets. We learned about energy in the hydrosphere also. Mr. Boyce was absent most of the week.

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  50. this week we learned about the underground aquifers and about the fresh water vs. salt water in the world. also Mr. Boyce was out all week and the sub was not too good at explaining things and i was confused.

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  51. This week we learned about porosity and how it is measured as a percent. We also learned about aquifers and the different levels of them, like a water table, zone of aeration,and zone of saturation. It wasn't as clear with the sub teaching us it.

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  52. this week we learned about amounts of fresh water and salt water in the world. Also we learned about aquifers and aquitards. But i still don't know what an aquitard is.

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  53. This week I have learned about the Aquifer and how it is so important to our daily life. The aquifer holds water that is under ground. it is the water theat many of our wells use up. Without the aquifer many of our wells would not excised today. I have also learned that the bigger rocks are able to hold more water then the little rocks inside of a aquifer. It was interesting to learn about how all of our wells get there water and how important an aquifer can be to our daily life.

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  54. We learned this week about aquifers. All aquifers can hold a certain amount of water, which is there porosity. An aquifer's zone of saturation is where all the water is held and its zone of aeration is where there empty space for water to be held. The less dense the aquifer, the greater the porosity.

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  55. This week we learned about aquifers and porosity. I learned that we use comes from underground aquifers and goes through wells to get to us. I learned that different rocks have different porosity

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  56. this week i learned about aquifiers and the ways they recharge like when it rains, snows etc. i also learned about porosity which is the amount of hole in between rocks and sand and dirt and that the water is held in the zone of ariation.

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  57. This week we leaarned about Aquifiers and the different types of of them and how they aare useful. they are uesful because they are like big water storage units under ground. There can be fresh or salt water aquifiers. it comes from rain water and ground water and when snow melts.

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  58. This week we learned about the aquifers and porosity. We also learned about how the recharge.

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  59. This week we learned about aquifers and water in genral. 97% of water is salty, and most of the planet lives on the rest off the rest, amazing!

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  60. In science this week we learned about aquifers, the water cycle, and the convection currents in the hydrosphere. The aquifers are underground spaces that have a certain amount of porosity. Porosity is the amount of space in an aquifer that can potentially hold water. The water in the aquifers come from precipitation such as rain hail sleet or snow that penetrates through the ground into the available space in the aquifer. The top level of water in the aquifer is called the water table. In lab we learned that the larger the rocks in the aquifer are the higher the porosity is. I didn't realize that an aquifer could be so big and take up space in over three states. I also thought it was interesting to learn where we get our water and some of the reasons it can potentially become polluted.

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  61. well i learned about porosity and how it means how much space their is between the rocks. i also learned about the aquifer and how they recharge like snow and etc...

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  62. What I learned this week in science would be what aquifers are and how they store water depending on the porosity. I also learned that precipitation is how aquifers are replenished. Along with these interesting facts, I now know various vocabulary words. Such as, percolation, which is precipitation that soaks into the soil. I also never knew that groundwater could help support streams and lakes.

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  63. This past week we learned about how an aquifer works. I learned that an aquifer with small rocks doesn't have as much porosity as an aquifer with large rocks because there is more space. I also learned that aquifers can be recharged by precipitation and streams thru infiltration. I feel like i really understand the material this week and really enjoied the lab.

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  64. This week in science we learned about different temperatures and how there are different temperatures everywhere. We also talked about an aquifer and how it works.

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  65. This week in science we learned about aquifers and how to measure the porosity of an aquifer. In lab we measured porosity and compared an aquifer with large rocks to an aquifer with small rocks. The aquifer with large rocks had more space for water because the rocks were not as tightly packed together and that meant that this aquifer had a greater porosity.

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  66. This week I learned about about aquifers and how to measure porosity within them. Also i learned about salt water, fresh water, and other kinds of water around the world.

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  67. This week in lab we learned the differences between a aquifer and a aquitard and how the work. we also learned how to tell what aquifer has the larger porosity.

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  68. This week, I learned what and aquifer was and how it worked. We compared aquifers with large and small rocks, and we found that the larger rocks had a larger porosity, making for a better aquifer to hold more water.

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  69. this week, we learned about aquifers and their properties. we experimented with porosity in lab and learned that the larger rocks have a larger porosity, because there is more space for the water to rest

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  70. In lab this week, we tested 2 different aquifers and which one had a greater porosity. The aquifer with larger rocks could hold more water because it had larger spaces in between the rocks. We also learned how aquifers could be recharged with precipitation or lakes.

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  71. This week in lab we tested the porosity of two aquifers. We had a large gravel and a small gravel aquifer. The large gravel held more water and had a higher porosity because there was more space in between the rocks that allowed the water to fill in more space.

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  72. It was interesting to learn that aquifers with larger rocks can contain more water because there is more space for water. Where as little rocks can fill into littler spaces and eliminate the area in which water could be held.

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  73. In this weeks lab we found the porosity of two aquifers. One with large rock and the other with small gravel. The large rock aquifer had a higher porosity because there was more space for the water. I also learned all the areas in an aquifer such as; the zone of saturation, zone of aeration, and the water table, as well as the properties such as porosity.

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  74. This week in science I found several things highly interesting. The various water currents on our earth caught my attension because they "carry" hot and cool water around the earth in an ever-continuing cycle. I also found it interesting that scientists keep track of what the water temperatres are around the world. This contributes for the prevention of global warming.

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  75. This week we learned about porosity and aquifers. I learned that larger rocks have a higher porosity than small rocks. We also learned about water tables (the top of the water), zone of aeration(the empty space), zone saturation(the area with the water) and other things associated with aquifers. It was pretty interesting to learn how and where aquifers are located and used.

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  76. This week I was absent three days. So i didnt really learn all that much. During make-up lab i probably learned the most. I learned about aquifiers and different porositys of them.

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  77. This week we learned about aquifers and porosity. aquifers with large rocks con hold more water than ones with small rocks because there is more space between the rocks.

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  78. In class this week we learned about the sources of our water. Then we did a lab on water polution and learned a new word. The word is plume and it means the size and shape of a contaminated aquifer. We also looked at the pollutions in our water system and learned that we can never get rid of a pesticide that is in our water(and other places) we can only dillude it.

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  79. This week in lab we learned about how an aquifer regenerates and how the prosperity of the aquifer depends on the size and type of rock.

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  80. This week we larned about an aquifer, and how they work and allow more or less porosity. Aquifers with large rocks can hold less porosity then one with small rocks. And then, what a plume is and how it works.

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  81. This week in lab and in class we mainly focused on aquifers. We learned how they gain water and how aquifers with larger rocks can hold more water than aquifers with smaller rocks. Also, we learned about the different types of fresh water.

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  82. The therd week we learned about water scorces usable for human consumtion. I now know that when you drill a well it has to hit an auqwafer to get water. i also learned about saturation and that the larger rock aqwafer hold more water.

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  83. This week I learned about aquifers. In lab I learned that big rocks make a better aquifer than small rocks. Because bigger rocks hold more water than the smaller rocks.

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  84. This week we learned about aquifers. We learned that a aquifer that is made of smaller rock can hold more water than one made of larger rocks. We also learned about aquitards and how those are made of a larger hard surfice

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  85. This week one thing that i thought was really interesting was the underground there are aquifers. And how then can really change the path of water. and when there is contaminated water there can be a clean spot by the source if there is an aquifer right by it, dividing the two different types of water. one thing i dont understand is how aquifers are made and how they are formed.

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  86. This week we learned about aquifers. An aquifer is essentially an underground lake. The great the rocks, the greater the space for holding water, or porosity.

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  87. We learned about awuiflers and how the shape of the rock affects how much water it can hold. for example the bigger the rocks the more space it can hold becuase theres more space between them.

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  88. this week we learned about aquifers and the shape of rocks that affect how much water is able to be put in that amount of space. larger rocks have more speace for water.

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  89. During week 3 we learned about aquifers, aquitards and other related terms, such as water table, zone of saturation, sone of ereation, etc. We learned how aquifers are 'recharge', by water from perciptaion such as rain and snow, seeps down into the aquifers. As well in lab we learned how the greater the space inbetween rocks, the more water is held.

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  90. This week we learned about aquifers. Aquifers can be recharged by rain, snow, snowmelt, lakes, and streams. We also learned that small rock has more porosity than large rock.

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  91. This week we learned that there is a large amount of salt water compared to fresh water on Earth. There are about 2.77 of fresh water we can actually drink. Most of the percentage of water is in the oceans. We also learned about porosity, aquifers, and zones of aeration and saturation.

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  92. This week we learned that the size of the rockcan change the porosity. The larger the rockthe greater the porosity.

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  93. this week i learned about aquifiers and how they are able to hold alote of water if the rocks are bigger that if the rocks are smaller. i also learned that aquifiers recharge by snow rain rivers and lakes.

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  94. This week we learned about Aquifers and the certian porosity of aquifers with different sized rocks in them. The bigger the rock the greater the porosity, and vice versa.

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  95. This week in science we learned aboutthe porosity of the aquifers and how the different rock change the porosity. The larger the rocks the more porosity the smaller the rock the less porosity. Also how rain and snow can refill them.

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  96. In class this week we learned about aquifiers, porosity, and everything that goes along those lines. We also learned about all the different types of water on earth and how much of it there is.

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  97. This week in science, we learned about aquifers. We learned that they are underground spaces that can store water. We learned that aquifers can be recharged by rain, snow melt, and run- off. The porosity of an aquifer depends on the size of the rocks. The larger the rocks, the larger the porosity will be.

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  98. This week I learned about aquifers, I learned that aquifers with bigger rocks can hold more water. I thought first off that the sand would hold more watter in my hypothisis but by the end, I was proven wrong.

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  99. this week i learned about aquifers and how they are used. aquifers are like water a storage under ground. the larger the gravel, the more water that can be held.

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  100. This past week we learned about aquifers and all of the things associated with them. I learned that aquifers can be replenished by many types of precipitation like rain and snow. We also learned about different types of water: salt and fresh water.

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  101. we learned about aquifers and all of the things associated with them. I learned that aquifers can recharge by many types of precipitation like rain and snow.

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  102. This week in science class we learned about aquifers and many cool facts about what they are and how much water they can hold. An aquifer is an area under the ground where water infiltrates it and is stored in the rocks. We learned that the porosity of an aquifer is related to the size of the rocks in the aquifer. The bigger the rocks in it the more water it can hold. Also we learned how they can be reacharged. The main one though is when precipitation melts and seeps through the surface.

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  103. in science class we learned about underground water and aquifers and aqtards, and that if waste gets in to underground water that it can contamante the quifer and then if some one has a well there then they can drink out of it

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  104. This week we leared about how aquifers and aquitards work. The lab that we did helped me understand what both of these things do and how they work. We learned that aquifers recharge when it snows rains or hails.

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  105. I learned about the importance of aquafiers in the society becasue they supply us with water from the ground. they are areas underground where the earth is less dense then the surrouding areas so water can be held there. they are recharged when it rains or water is soaked into the ground from the surface. they supply towns and cities with water and are easy to access.

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  106. We learned how aquifers are the largest source of fresh water in the world and we learned about how they are refilled uses rainwater and other precipitation that seeps through the earth into aquifers.

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  107. This week I liked the activity on the water temperatures at different places in the world. Aquafers are areas underground where the earth is less dense then the surrouding areas so water can be held there.

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