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Educator Resource: Assembly Program

What Can We Learn From A Borehole?

Scientists have sampled water at Sanford Lab that has been isolated from the surface for 10,000+ years! Discover why this distinctive underground environment interests such a variety of scientists.
Level
High School

Students are introduced to the microenvironments of the Sanford Underground Research Facility through examination of one of its many boreholes. Student have an opportunity to contemplate the interactions among geology, water chemistry, biology, and human activity to ask questions about the possible existence of life nearly one mile underground.