ERIC Number: ED234990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Resource Guide on Acidic Precipitation with Laboratory Activities.
Barrow, Lloyd H.
The purpose of this teacher's resource guide is to help science teachers incorporate the topic of acidic precipitation into their curricula. A survey of recent junior high school science textbooks found a maximum of one paragraph devoted to the subject; in addition, none of these books had any related laboratory activities. It was on the basis of this near void that this manual was developed. The guide includes introductory material designed to give an overview of causes and effects of acidic precipitation, its relation to energy production, and some possible ways of reducing or eliminating it. In addition, six laboratory activities (independent of one another) are included. These investigations are appropriate for students utilizing concrete operational patterns. Some are modifications of activities published by the Acid Precipitation Awareness Project. The guide also references several additional resources for teachers and students who wish to pursue the topic further. In addition, instructions are provided for preparing acid rain (using solutions prepared from nitric or sulfuric acids) should this be necessary to complete the investigations. (JN)
Descriptors: Energy, Environmental Education, Geology, Laboratory Procedures, Meteorology, pH, Physical Environment, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
Land and Water Resources Center, Univ. of Maine at Orono, 11 Coburn Hall, Orono, ME 04469 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Land and Water Resources Center.