PorositySE.docx - Name Date Student Exploration Porosity Vocabulary aquifer gravel permeability porosity sand saturated sediment silt surface water

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2019 Name: ______________________________________ Date: ________________________ Student Exploration: Porosity Vocabulary: aquifer, gravel, permeability, porosity, sand, saturated, sediment, silt, surface water Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.) Two students are given cubic boxes, measuring 10 cm on a side. Robert puts a single glass marble with a diameter of 10 cm in the box. Susan puts 1,000 1-cm glass marbles in her box. 1. Whose box has more empty space? Explain. _____________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _____ 2. Whose box will be heavier? Explain. ____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________ Gizmo Warm-up Some rocks and sediments have a lot of empty space in them. This allows liquids such as water and oil to pass through and be stored in them. Permeability describes how easily liquid passes through a material, while porosity describes how much liquid can be stored in the material. These properties are explored in the Porosity Gizmo. Turn on the Macroscopic view of Gravel , Sand , and Silt . Gravel consists mostly of rock fragments greater than 2.0 mm in diameter. Sand consists of grains that are between 0.0625 and 2.0 mm in diameter. Silt
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