Acid Rain

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Iron precipitation in Montana wetland

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  • Classroom Activities

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EcoKids, Earth Day Canada, PBS LearningMedia

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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.

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Yes

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