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Due to the presence of dissolved gases such as carbon dioxide, rainfall is naturally acidic. The release of other gases and chemicals such as sulfur dioxide during the combustion of coal and oil can cause rainfall to become even more acidic, sometimes to the point of toxicity. In this activity, students will measure the pH of local rainfall to see what effect these gases have in their region. They will also check an online resource to see how the releases of acid rain-causing chemicals have varied over the past 20 years, and answer questions about the information they uncover.

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    NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Biological science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508143946017T,Social Sciences,Environmental science,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Life Science,General science,Technical Education (Upper Division),Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-106,Health/Medicine,Ecology,Technical Education (Lower Division),Earth system science,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Agriculture,Geoscience

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    English

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