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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Water Beneath My Feet

Lesson Plan
Students will become familiar with unconfined and confined aquifers and identify different aquifers in Kansas. In addition, students will also construct a model landfill.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd - 5th


1 hour and 45 minutes + 10 minutes for 10 days


Science, Social Studies, Language Arts


  1. Students will explain the difference between an unconfined aquifer and a confined aquifer.
  2. Students will develop a map that shows a Kansas aquifer and list the major characteristics of this aquifer.
  3. Students will construct a model landfill.
  4. Students will study the model landfill and determine the effects it has on the water supply.
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