Acid rain activity

Acid rain activity
Publication Date: May, 2016
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource looks at the harmful effects of acid rain.

Details are given for a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain on living and non-living objects.

Acid rain is a complex environmental problem that concerns many environmental and chemical engineers. When engineers examine the acid rain damage to water, wildlife, forests, crops and structures, they consider the impact on human health.

Engineers also design many useful technologies that help industry reduce the amount of harmful pollutants released into our air. They also help to develop laws that prevent or limit factories and industries from burning fossil fuels (which release pollutants), or require them to minimize their pollutant output.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human... > ACSSU075
  • Year 4 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE061
  • Year 4 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions > ACSHE062