Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 2) – Hydrology: The World of Water
Today was all about streams and aquifers! We spent our morning exploring geomorphological terms and processes that help us to better understand stream form. We discussed the physical features that make up healthy streams and the forces that evolve streams into their present day shape. Students were able to recreate a model of a river system in a stream table experiment in the Vanderbilt Earth and Environmental Science laboratory. We also also explored the world of aquifers by learning how water enters, moves through, and leaves a groundwater system. Students demonstrated permeability, porosity, and infiltration of surface water in their own Aquifer-in-a-Cup. Tomorrow we will investigate water pollutants on these different systems! I can’t wait to find out who dirtied the Cumberland River!