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Acid Rain Quiz

5th Grade Science Mr. Thomas
STUDY
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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.
(hint: COG)
Coal
Oil
Gas
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)
0
If something has a pH of 7 it is _______.
Neutral
Where does the pH scale end?
(hint: what number is at the end)
14
Ammonia has a pH of 12. It is a....
Base
Orange Juice has a pH of 3. It is a...
Acid
Distilled water has a pH of 7. It is a...
Neutral
Fossil Fuels such as oil, coal and gas are burned
Step 1
Sulfur and Nitrogen are released into the air through smokestacks, chimneys and tailpipes.
Step 2
Some particles quickly fall back onto the ground when they attatch to dry particles
Step 3
Other particles attatch to water. When this happens, acid is formed.
Step 4
The acid falls to the ground as rain, sleet, snow, hail or fog.
Step 5
Once on the ground, acid rain hurts plants, animals and buildings.
Step 6