of Earth Science |Northeastern
We will dedicate
the class period (about 80 minutes of it) on Thursday, Sept. 27 to this
project. You may use that time to perform your experiment, work
out calculations, or write your report--as the group sees fit. At
the very least, though, you should come to class having read about
permeameters, permeability, and hydraulic conductivity.
Hydraulic Conductivity: Work with a group to
measure hydraulic conductivity and permeability of two sediment
samples (A, B, and/or C--do not use the marbles for this one).
Write a report (one per group) to be handed in on October
2 at class time. In your concise, neat report, do the following:
||In one sentence,
write the objective of the experiment.
Give a geologic description of each of the two sediment samples you
- Laboratory Methods: Describe
your experimental apparatus and protocol (step by step method). A
- Analytical Methods:
Tell how how you calculated hydraulic conductivity and permability
based on your test
results. (Give a sample calculation.)
experimental results. (A neat data table may be the best way to
|Discussion and Conclusions
results. Tell whether they seem appropriate or not, and how you
Describe possible sources of error in the experiment. Suggest
improve the experiment.
|If you have cited any
sources, give bibliographic information here. (Use any citation
format you're comfortable with, or use the one our textbook uses.)
Chris, Hossein, and Alex
Barb, Ken, and Jeff
Kristine and Jeaneth
Renee, Bisrat, and Melissa
If you need access to the lab during hours when the Science Building is
open, please contact an Earth Science Department faculty or staff
member. Access to the building and the lab on weekends is through
the office of Public Safety. Your name is on an "access list" for
Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
September 25, 2007.