Awesome Aquifer and Awesome Aquifer 360: Inspiring the next generation.

The Awesome Aquifer Kit is now available as the ultimate groundwater education tool.

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Inspire the Next Generation!

The Awesome Aquifer Kit is a fun and educational groundwater kit with everything you need to build an aquifer model. Instructions and activity supplies are included to walk you through learning all about groundwater. 

The kit is great for use in classrooms, at community events, at festivals or fairs, or any other educational setting. Both youth and adults love the hands-on nature of the activities!

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Awesome Aquifer 360

The Groundwater Foundation has partnered with Oklahoma State University to turn their ultimate tool for groundwater demonstrations into a digital model. K-12 students across the nation can now access this fun and interactive model, entirely online. This virtual opportunity is called Awesome Aquifer 360. Learn more at

Sponsor a Classroom Program

The Awesome Aquifer kit is a national science standards (NGSS) aligned model that helps students visualize how groundwater is stored in aquifers, the connection between surface water and groundwater, wells and how they work, porosity, and permeability, as well as pollution and remediation of groundwater.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we can provide selected classrooms with class sets of our physical Awesome Aquifer kit as well as access to the digital version (Awesome Aquifer 360).

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Click here to register your school to be sponsored.

About the Kit

  • Durable, clear plastic activity and storage box with lid
  • Well simulators
  • Contamination and remediation supplies
  • Aquifer construction materials

The activities in the Awesome Aquifer Kit are correlated to the following Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

K-ESS3-1, K-ESS3-3, 2-ESS2-2
K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, 2-ESS1-1
HS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS3-1
2-ESS2-3, HS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS2-4

Two boys playing with the Awesome Aquifer kit

Learn How to Use the Awesome Aquifer Kit

See how to use the kit to demonstrate a variety of groundwater concepts.

Lesson 1: Groundwater and Surface Water

See the components of the Awesome Aquifer Kit and learn how to use it to demonstrate groundwater basics and how groundwater and surface water are connected.

Lesson 2: Pumping the Supply

Learn how to use the Awesome Aquifer Kit to demonstrate how groundwater moves, and how wells are used to pump groundwater to the surface.

Lesson 3: Contamination

Learn how to use the Awesome Aquifer Kit to demonstrate how groundwater can become contaminated.

Download The Awesome Aquifer Activity Book (Pdf)

Awesome Aquifer Kit Activities and Instructions


Slide Show Demo

A step-by-step walk-through of how to use the kit.


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“See” groundwater with the Awesome Aquifer kit

Use the kit in classrooms, festivals, community events, and more.

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