In this activity you'll learn exactly what
acid rain is, its causes and effects
on people, animals, rivers, plant life and
You will find out
where it occurs, and what possible solutions
exist, if any, to reduce the amount of acid rain
falling from our skies.
You will work with a
partner to answer the following questions.
Using the links
below, answer the following questions:
for unit questions. Print the page and complete the
1. What is an
acid? What is acid rain?
2. What chemicals
make rain acidic, and how does it happen?
3. Where do these
chemical come from?
4. How do we
measure the acidity of rain?
5. What is pH?
6. Describe the
pH range and list various food and chemicals that
correspond to the various
7. What is the pH
of normal rain, and at what level does the pH become dangerous?
8. What effect
does acid rain have on trees and soil?
9. How does the
effect of acid rain on trees and solid affect us?
10. What happens
when lakes and aquatic systems become acidic?
11. Are the
aquatic systems in our area being affected by acid rain? If yes, to what extent?
12. What are the
danger signs which indicate the influence of acid rain upon aquatic systems?
13. How does acid
rain affect humans?
14. What is the
world trend in the problem of acid rain?
15. How does acid
rain affect buildings and architecture ? (give the mechanism)
16. What does
acid rain do to our roads, highways and bridges?
17. What does the
effect of acid rain cost us in terms of money?
18. What are the
economic consequences of acid rain on fisheries, forestry, and agriculture?
19. What is the
effect of acid rain on things made from metal such as automobiles, trains, buses,
and other means of transportation? How?
20. What is the
estimated cost of preventing acid rain, or any solutions?