Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem

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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 aquatic ecosystem?" or "How does acid precipitation affect terrestrial ecosystems?" They work together to design and perform an experiment to answer their question. This is a stellar lesson on acid rain, and it reinforces practice of lab skills and the scientific process.

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Grade
7th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Technology
Scientific Equipment