Sci 201 Essay

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Name: Kati Langley Date: April 13, 2015 Instructor’s Name: Stacy Lynn Assignment: SCI203 Phase 1 Lab Report Title: Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Instructions: You will need to write a 1-page lab report using the scientific method to answer the following question: • If current human development does not change, will groundwater sustainability be affected? When your lab report is complete – submit it in the classroom. Part I: Using the time progression of industrialization and human development, fill in the data table below to help you write up your lab report. Time Period |Impact to Forest |Groundwater Levels |Saltwater Intrusion |Farming |Industrial development |Population | |1800s |Large forests |Lots of groundwater |No salt water intrusion |Small farms |No cities |Limited housing | |1900s |Decreased by 50% |Decreased by 50% |Ocean moved into groundwater |Farms are larger, but there are fewer |Exceptional growth of cities and industrial development |Substantial increase in housing | |2000s |Decreased by 90% |Decreased by 90% |Greater movement of ocean into ground water |Same number of farms, but size decreased by 20% |Industrial development decreased by 10-15% |Housing development decreased by 10-15% | | Part II: Write a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections: • Purpose o To examine how the human development changes impact the groundwater sustainability • Introduction o In the 1800s the forests were large, the farms were small, and the cities and housing were low which made for a lot of ground water and not a lot of saltwater intrusion. Ground water is the water located beneath Earth’s surface. (Wikipedia) With the natural intrusion of the seawater the groundwater becomes less and less. When the forests are decreased and the farms, industrial

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