Acid Rain Ruin

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 then determine how different pH solutions affect the growth of seeds over a two-week period. Activity five in a series of 10. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Activity could fit in a unit studying human impacts on the environment or one on chemistry teaching pH/acids/bases
Classroom Considerations

  • Lab takes a day to set up and then only requires a few minutes for learners to collect data over a two-week period
  • It is the fifth lesson in a series of 10
Pros

  • Includes KWL chart and all handouts and articles
  • The extension activity offers an opportunity for students to apply the concepts in the real world
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS