Acid Rain

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8
Organization:Earth Day Canada; EcoKids; PBS LearningMedia
Summary:This interactive activity adapted from EcoKids introduces acid rain -- how it affects aquatic ecosystems, the difference between acid rain and normal rain, and how certain species as well as entire ecosystems, react to emissions from industrial and other man-made sources that contribute to acid rain. The activity also explains the pH scale, which is used to measure acidity.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; acid rain; activities; ecosystem; elementary school; environment; environmental science; k-5; k-5 geosource; middle school; pollution
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