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Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Introduce young scientists to the fundamentals of environmental engineering with a nine-resource collection that looks at air, land, and water quality concerns. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that provides background...
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Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Demonstrate to your middle school science learners how chalk breaks down in a weak acid. Discuss what affects acidic rain might have on ecosystems. Lab groups then choose one of two questions: "How does acid precipitation affect an...
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Understanding Scientific and Social Implications: Acid Rain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the social and scientific implications of acid rain. In this acid rain lesson plan, students read an article about acid rain, the causes of acid rain, the effects of acid rain on the environment and the proposals to...
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Acid Rain Effects

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Get out the goggles and conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects. Young chemists observe and describe the harmful...
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Acid Rain

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Simulated acid rain, a dilute sulfuric acid solution, needs to be prepared for this demonstration. After a condensed lecture on acid rain, you will apply the solution to a sample of granite and a sample of limestone. Your young...
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The Effects of Acid Rain on the Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers work in groups to expose healthy plants to various environmental conditions. Each group is assigned a different amount of lemon juice to add to their water source, simulating acid rain. Some water is administered through...
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Reducing Acid Rain or its Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
How do we stop acid rain from forming or repair the damages it causes? The seventh and final video in the series presents learners with common methods of reducing the harmful effects of acid rain. Topics such as the scrubbers used by...
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Acid Rain and Canada

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine causes of acid rain and compare the distribution of acid rain to the population distributions of Canada. They view and analyze maps, and describe and interpret relationships between acid rain and population locations.
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Erase It! Acid Rain

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars discuss what causes acid rain and comprehend the harmful affects if has. They research what can be done to prevent acid rain and other forms of pollution. Students draw a scene depicting the causes and effects of acid rain...
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Rain Forest Biome and the Effects of Acid Rain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how acid rain affects the rain forest. They identify the causes of acid rain, determine how human behavior can affect the environment and discuss ways to prevent acid rain and acid rain damage to the rain forest.
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Air, Air Everywhere! Lesson 2: Acid Rain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle school environmentalists record the pH of four different liquids, including two aerosol cleaning products. They liken the products to acid rain and speculate in writing which might affect the human respiratory system. Although...
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Fall 1-The Rain Forest Biome and the Effects of Acid Rain - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain why rain forests have great biodiversity, and list each layer of a rain forest and tell an organism that lives in each. They identify the cause of acid rain and its affect on a rain forest. Students hypothesize the...
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Effects of Weathering

For Teachers 3rd
Here's a great geology lesson for 3rd graders on weathering and erosion of soil. After a class discussion on how nature can "move a mountain," learners take a look at how a modern phenoma called acid rain can also cause weathering and...
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Acid Rain Ruin

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Acid rain does not hurt your skin; it doesn't taste or smell any different than normal rain. In the activity, scholars use a K-W-L chart regarding acid rain and gather information to answer all questions in the W portion. Participants...
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Ecosystems and Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The class recognizes the effects of an oil spill and acid rain through a pollution discussion and experiment. They experiment with the effects of an oil spill by covering objects with oil and putting acid on limestone. The experiment is...
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Acid Rain

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Create a simulation of acid rain in your classroom with lemon juice and bean plants to help kids study the effects of pollution on plants. In addition, learners will listen to a story and write responses based on guiding questions.
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Observing the Effects of Acid Rain

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate the effects of acid rain on seed germination. In this acid rain lesson plan, students design an experiment to study the effects of sulfuric acid on seeds. Students observe their control seeds and acid treated seeds...
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Acid Rain in our State

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students conduct internet research on acid rain, a serious environmental problem. They examine the pH levels of rainwater for their state, collect data from their community and investigate the causes and solutions for acid rain.
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Acid Rain

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students create a presentation about acid rain's effect on rocks. In this earth science lesson, students explain the formation of acid rain. They discuss the effect of elevated pH on various water organisms .
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Make Acid Rain

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners create models of the earth's atmosphere to explore how gases that are dissolved in water can eventually create acid rain. After conducting a series of experiments within their models of the earth's atmosphere, students analyze...
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Acid Rain

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners investigate acid rain. In this environmental lesson, students participate in an experiment using litmus paper and various liquids and then test the acidity of the liquids. Learners identify reasons why acid is harmful to the...
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Harmful Effects of Acid Rain

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are able to demonstrate the harmful effects of an acidic solution. They become aware of the harmful effects of acid rain. Students make predictions before they began the experiment. If vingegar contains acid, then how...
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Acid Rain And Plants

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students observe the effects of acid rain on plants. They simulate an experiment using vinegar or lemon water. They observe the impact of acids on plants and recognize how acid rain can affect the environment. They examine their plants...
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The Effect of Acid Rain on Limestone

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Pupils investigate the pH of rain water in this earth science lesson. They collect rain water from their area and explore the pH when lime stone is added, then they will use the data collected to conjecture as to the effect of acid rain...

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