The science of hydrology deals with properties, distribution, and
circulation of water on the surface of the land, in the soil and
underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere. Certainly, water is one
of the most important natural resources in the San Luis Valley.
It is vital to every living thing; nothing can survive without it...(continue)
- An Ocean in Colorado? - Students
will understand the globally rare phenomenon of surge flow, exhibited
in Medano Creek. Students will conduct an experiment by measuring,
recording, and graphing data about stream flow. Students will
compare the waves of an ocean on the beach to the surges of water
in Medano Creek. They will also use measuring skills to compare
the pulses of water.
- Flowing Waters - Students will learn
to calculate stream flow and creatively seek ways to refine and
improve a scientific measurement process.
- Castles in the Sand - Students will
learn about the cohesive force of water tension and the adhesive
force of capillary action.
- Sand Filters - Students will see
the importance of sand in water filtration and understand how
aquifers are recharged.