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Acid Rain and the Environment: Acidity and Plant Growth

BR9704

Innovating Science™

The problem of acid rain is quite often associated with its effects on aquatic systems. Unfortunately, acid rain can also have devastating effects on terrestrial environments as well. In this activity, students will examine the detrimental effects of acidic conditions on plants. Plants will be grown under normal soil conditions, mildly acidic soil conditions, and very acidic soil conditions. Through physical observation, students will determine if the acidity has any impact on the growth of the plant. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS2.A
Performance Expectations: MS- ESS2-2; HS- ESS2-5
Cross Cutting Concepts: Scale, Proportion and Quantity; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Kit includes:
4 X 30mL Hydrochloric Acid, 12M
1 Bag Potting Soil
45 Translucent Cup, 5 oz
45 Translucent Cup, 7 oz
45 Pcs Absorbent Wick Pad
1 Pkg Radish Seeds

DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.3
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

*"Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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