Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 337
Fall, 2005

Daily Objectives #8 (September 26, 2005)                                        Dr. Sanders


Review Mono Lake calculations.
Re-do Problem #8 from Chapter 1.
Complete the Thiessen Method calculations.
Lab exploration on water flow (below). 
Three-minute review for Wednesday's exam.

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

v  Construct a water budget for a drainage basin, or another hydrological system.

v  Use simple lab apparati to investigate the movement of water through open conduits and through porous media: Bucket-to-Bucket Transfer, Capillary Action, Darcy Discovery, Draining Work, Holey Water Bottle, and Infiltration Observation.  Be prepared to present your results. 

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·        Discover and articulate the general principles that describe the movement of water and the factors that affect its movement. 

·        Draw diagrams or make graphs to illustrate salient points.  Graphs may be quantitative (have numbers and units on the scales) or qualitative (just show general trends with no numbers or units on the scales).

·        If you decide you want to use other materials, or you have an idea for improving the experiment, please ask, as we have a whole lab at our disposal!

·        Please clean up after you finish so that the next group will be able to work.

·        Have fun!

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