Acid Rain: Teacher's Guide

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Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1999 - Science - 163 pages
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These extensive activities explore many aspects of acid rain and its effects on our environment. Students learn about acids, the pH scale, make flake lakes, determine how the pH of the lakes changes after an acid rainstorm, present a play about the effects on aquatic life, and hold a town meeting to discuss solutions.

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An Important Note About Preparation
Introduction to Acidity and pH
Startling Statements About Acid Rain

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