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Acid Rain and Plants Laboratory Kit for environmental science will provide in-depth knowledge of what acid rain is, how it forms and its devastating effects.

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What is acid rain and how does it affect nature? In this experiment, rain solutions of varying pH will be placed on plant seedlings. The harmful effects of acid rain are dramatic! Students will gain in-depth knowledge of what acid rain is, how it forms and its devastating effects. Teacher Notes, reproducible student handouts and all necessary chemicals and specialized equipment are provided.

Complete for a class of 30 students working in pairs.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
MS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
HS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.