Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
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Well placement between villages

Calculate the distance from a village to a potential well position


In a large semi-desert area, three small villages are to share a new well. Engineers will create the well by drilling down to the water table. But where should the well be placed?

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity in which students will determine the best location for a well between 3 villages.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Well placement between villages activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links

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Determine where to build a well between various villages

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