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Measuring Aquatic pH
Students apply the scientific method and safety rules to aquatic pH. They test unknown solutions for pH levels.
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Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem
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...
7th - 8th Science
Effects of pH Changes on Aquatic Plants and Animals
Young scientists review the pH ranges that support a variety of water-dwellers. They measure the pH of various household liquids and then consider whether or not the organisms could survive in such liquids. This simple activity could be...
6th - 8th Science
Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution Acidic
Can your breath change the acidity in a liquid? A lesson begins with a demonstration that proves it can. Then scholars perform an experiment to determine if other gases can change the pH of liquids. Finally, they research how this...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Effect of pH on the Organisms of Tule Ponds At Tyson Lagoon
In this aquatic organism worksheet, students measure the pH of household solutions and of pond water samples. They compare these to tolerance charts for aquatic macro-invertebrates to complete 5 charts or short answer questions.
5th - 8th Science
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