American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Science Shorts: Understanding Acid Rain

by: Kathleen Damonte

You may have heard acid rain mentioned as an environmental problem. It doesn't mean that a strong chemical is raining from the sky. The term acid rain describes rain, snow, or fog that is more acidic than normal precipitation. However, a small change in how acidic precipitation is can have a profound effect. This month's activity will help students understand the effect of acid rain on buildings and statues.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2004Stock # sc04_042_03_53Volume 042Issue 03

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