Learning Goals

Students will develop an understanding of conservation and land use in karst areas. They will understand the factors that contribute to the quality and quantity of groundwater within cave and spring recharge areas. Materials are designed to motivate students with experimental inquiry and finding solutions.

Success Criteria

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify characteristics of groundwater movement in karst terrain.
  2. Identify characteristics of cave flora and fauna and how human activity may affect them.
  3. Explain how different human activities can change water quality within a recharge area.

Common Core Standards

Strand 3...Living Organisms
Strand 4....................Ecology
Strand 5.........Earth Systems
Strand 7.....Scientific Inquiry
Strand 8.......Human Activity