ERIC Number: ED360159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Acid Rain: A Student's First Sourcebook.
Kyle, Beth Ann; And Others
The purpose of this guide is to help students better understand the science, citizen action, and research issues that are part of the acid rain problem. The guide is designed for students in grades 4-8 and their teachers. Following an introduction, the first seven sections are informative in nature. They include: (1) "Observations about Acidity"; (2) "Defining Acid Rain"; (3) "Effects of Acid Rain on Forests"; (4) "Effects of Acid Rain on Water"; (5) "Effects of Acid Rain on Human-Made Materials"; (6) "Effects of Acid Rain on People"; and (7) "What Can Be Done." The last two sections "Experiments" and "Activities," provide the students with hands-on experience of the instructional content. The nine experiments emphasize measuring and testing pH content in various substances and observing the impact of acid rain on plants and metals. The 11 activities which may be carried out by the class as a whole or by small groups, or by individuals, include field trips, role-playing exercises, individual research projects, and planning and discussing ideas for scientific projects. A bibliography of 13 readings and 11 audio-visuals is provided; a glossary of terms concludes the guide. (PR)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, pH, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy
Office of Research and Development, Distribution Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.