Edible Aquifer Experiment

LLNL Scientist: Monique Warren, Environmental Engineer

Duration: 10 minutes, 42 seconds

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the main responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer
  2. To understand what an aquifer is, how it functions, and how contaminants spilled on the Earth’s surface can affect groundwater
  3. To understand how LLNL environmental engineers are treating contaminated groundwater

Key Terminology:
Aquifers, groundwater, waste water, contaminants

Relevant NGSS Standards:
High School: HS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Middle School: MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Potential Follow-up Questions:

  1. What coursework should students pursue if interested in environmental engineering?
  2. How do environmental engineers identify different contaminants in the groundwater? What do they do with them once they’re removed from the water?
  3. What can people do to help keep our groundwater clean?

Edible Aquifer Experiment