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6.3 People and Rivers

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 6.3: People and Rivers. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Ground Water Atlas of the United States, by USGS
The site `describes the location, the extent, and the geologic and the hydrologic characteristics of important aquifers in the Nation.` A groundwater fact sheet and GIS coverages are also available.

The Groundwater Foundation
This website provides information about groundwater, glossary, issues, youth programs, and ways to conserve and protect groundwater. The site also includes a "kids section."

How is drinking water treated?, by EPA
Learn more about how drinking water is treated.

Drinking Water: Hard Water (Calcium and Magnesium), by University of Nebraska
Read this article about what causes hard water, potential health effects, testing, and treating it.

Forms of Pollution, by Wheeling Jesuit University/NASA
Read this brief classification of some different types of water pollutants.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

GroundWater, by Leaping Media
Groundwater animation

Groundwater, by University of Kentucky
Learn more about groundwater with seasonally fluctuating ground water levels.

Water Use Trends in the United States, 1950-1990, by USGS
Three separate animations of water use (surface water and ground water) in the conterminous U.S. for irrigation, public supplies, and total withdrawal. Scroll down to purple maps.

Landscapes formed by Erosion, by TERC
Examine a landscape formed by erosion.

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