Materials List: Acid Rain Effects

Each group needs:

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 2 medium-sized eggshell pieces
  • 2 small green leaves
  • 2 paperclips
  • 2 small- or medium-sized glass jars
  • masking tape and pen (for labeling containers)
  • two 1.5-inch strips of wide-range (0-14 pH) litmus paper; since groups need to use the comparison chart included with the litmus container, obtain enough dispensers for each group to have one; litmus paper is available from chemistry supply companies (such as Fisher) and well-equipped hardware stores.
  • Acid Rain Effects Worksheet, 1 per student (for recording data and answering questions)