5th Grade Science Mr. Thomas
What is a pollutant?
anything that can harm living organsms when too much of it is released into an ecosystem.
Name 3 fossil fuels that help create acid rain.
Why is acid rain bad?
Iit can damage plants, animals and buildings
How can you help prevent acid rain?
(hint: something you can do)
you can turn off lights when not in a room, walk, instead of drive, conserve electricity, etc.
Where does the pH scale begin?
(hint: what number is at the beinning)
If something has a pH of 7 it is _______.
Where does the pH scale end?
(hint: what number is at the end)
Ammonia has a pH of 12. It is a....
Orange Juice has a pH of 3. It is a...
Distilled water has a pH of 7. It is a...
Fossil Fuels such as oil, coal and gas are burned
Sulfur and Nitrogen are released into the air through smokestacks, chimneys and tailpipes.
Some particles quickly fall back onto the ground when they attatch to dry particles
Other particles attatch to water. When this happens, acid is formed.
The acid falls to the ground as rain, sleet, snow, hail or fog.
Once on the ground, acid rain hurts plants, animals and buildings.