jorsech
jorsech asks:
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How does acid rain affect the environment?

how does acid rain affect the environment
In Topics: Helping my child with science, Nature and outdoors
> 60 days ago

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hlevitan
hlevitan , Teacher writes:
Hello Jorsech,

Here is some information I pulled out from an Education.com science fair project (http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/acid-rain-erosion/) about acid rain: “All rain has some acid. However, in places where large amounts of smoke are released into the air, gases such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are released from smoke into the air. In the air, these acidic gases become water droplets that make up clouds. Then these acids are released in the form of rain back to the earth. Acid rain harms the environment by killing seeds and eggs of many plants and animals. It also wears away rocks."

I also suggest looking at these other science fair projects concerning acid rain.  The background information and bibliography sources are good places to look to find out more information about acid rain:

Effects of Acid Rain on Plant Growth
http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/acid-rain-and-plant-growth/

Acid Rain
http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/acid-rain/

The Effect of Acid Rain on Seedling Germination
http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/effect-of-acid-rain-on-seedling-germination/

I hope you find this helpful!

Best wishes,

Hayley
> 60 days ago

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