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The Mystery of Richmond Springs

This short video sparks interest in groundwater by detailing Richmond Springs. It features water moving rapidly up through the sand at the bottom of the pool.

Dundee, Iowa

Possible Guiding, Compelling and/or Anchoring Questions

Why is water shooting out of the ground?

Classroom Suggestions

This video is an introduction to aquifers and groundwater basics and is also a great way to connect to research involving groundwater pollution, stream dynamics, and the water cycle.

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Credit Info

Submitted by Ryan Lensing.

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