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Acid Rain Research
Students collect samples of rainfall, cloud condensation, and water that trickles through the soil. These samples are tested for pH, conductivity, and the presence of sulfates, nitrates, calcium, and magnesium.
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Volcanos and the Atmosphere
In the summer of 1815, snow fell every month in New England. Was this related to the volcanic eruption of Tambora in Indonesia earlier in the year? Young scientists design their own experiments to research the long-term effect a volcanic...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Environmental Impacts and Energy Consumption
As scientists prove environmental impacts of using coal as an energy resource, do you think Santa regrets giving out so much of it? Through a demonstration of acid rain, pupils learn what makes it, where it occurs, the impact of it, and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Acid-Base Reactions in Solution
Ever wonder why old headstones in cemeteries are difficult to read? Learn about acid-base reactions and how these contribute to the defacing of statues and headstones and how improving the way we burn coal has decreased these effects.
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Do We Need to Wear a Rainhat? Acid Rain: Causes, Effects, and Possible Solutions
Acid rain, and how it affects the environment, is the focus of this Earth science instructional activity. During the study, learners evaluate measures to reduce acid rain, and design an investigation to demonstrate the conection between...
4th - 12th Science
Understanding Scientific and Social Implications: Acid Rain
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...
9th - 12th Science