Hydro- water     geology-study of the earth

Area of geology that deals with the distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil and rocks of the Earth's crust. (wikipedia)

Bare Soil

Native Plants


At school, students experimented by pouring water on the surface of each model to measure the amount of 
Surface Runoff and Groundwater Recharge

Overall goal:
Students design a system using the hydromodels in order to reduce surface runoff and increase groundwater recharge 

See students in action! Below are 4 short videos modeling the Hydrogeology lesson. 

What is a system?
(1:09 min)

Runoff and Recharge
(0:57 sec)

Designing your system 
(2:11 min)

Building and testing your system
(2:19 min)