Week 4: Climate Change Virtual Laboratory1Climate Change Virtual LaboratoryPaul PetersonSCI 207: Our Dependence Upon the EnvironmentBo SosnickiAugust 24, 2021
Week 4: Climate Change Virtual Laboratory2Climate Change Virtual LaboratoryIntroduction:Background paragraph:Provide background on the lab topic, explaining the key concepts covered in the lab and defining (in your own words) important terms relating to the lab. Explain why the lab topic is important to scientists. Using APA format, cite at least two outside credible sources (sources other than textbook or lab manual) in your statement. Your background paragraph should be 5-7 original, substantive sentences long.Objectives paragraph:In 4-5 sentences, explain the purpose of this lab. What is it intended to examine or test?Objectives: This lab's key objective is to gain a more apparent awareness of how all water influences our environment and the value of freshwater accessibility to the well-being of our world inhabitants. Our next objective will be to build several different water models to investigate the various methods of how water can come to be polluted (Bi, 2021). Another goal we have in this lab is to differentiate among non-point and point contamination sources and the environmental effect of each contamination source. The last key objective of this is lab is to gain a more precise awareness of how to acknowledge the interrelation of our environment with exterior water and groundwater.Hypotheses Activity 1: I hypothesize that the water in the reservoir shall rise. I hypothesize this because when rainwater falls to the ground, it penetrates the soil beneath the dry land above. The rainwater that made it
Week 4: Climate Change Virtual Laboratory3into the earth is called groundwater. This groundwater starts to do its job by filling up the pores in the soil below the water table. This groundwater now flows through the soil filling up everything in its path because of the natural gravitational pull (n.d.). By this natural gravitational pull, the water in the reservoir will rise because some of the sand will be removed, which will make more room for the water in the reservoir.Hypotheses Activity 2: I hypothesized that the polluted water from my reservoir would not enter the groundwater. I believe my hypotheses will work because deep in my aquifer, there are many different sheets of saturated and unsaturated soils containing various materials and different sizes of the pore(Bensel, 2020). These layers are impermeable. And because of this action, polluted water from my reservoir would not enter the groundwater.Hypotheses Activity 3: Activity 3. I hypothesize that adding fertilizer to my model will impact all of the components in my model. I believe my hypotheses will work because the fertilizer in the water will act like surplus rainfall, penetrate the soil in my model, and become contaminated groundwater.