The Foldable Aquifer Project: How a UB geologist is helping students think in 3D


TEXT: These foldable 3D models

[Lighthearted music plays] TEXT: Visualize an invisible world

[Piece of paper with a
diagram on it spins] TEXT: Created by a UB geologist,

[Diagram showing aquifer
starts to get cut out] TEXT: they help students understand

[Scraps of unwanted paper drift away] TEXT: how fresh water, a vital resource,

[Paper aquifer is folded into a 3D
model shaped like a rectangular box] TEXT: is stored underground

[Paper aquifer is glued together] TEXT: in layers of rock and
sand called aquifers. TEXT: You can now hold the
underground world

[Other paper aquifers move into
the scene] TEXT: in the palm of your hand. University at Buffalo logo, website (buffalo.edu)
and hashtag (#UBuffalo)

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