Acid Rain Lab

We will be investigating the effect that acid rain has on seed germination…specifically kidney bean germination.


Your job is to complete the background information section of your lab write up.  To help you along…you should answer the following questions in paragraph form…remember to make it flow!  Also, remember to cite your sources!


·         What is pH?  What is the pH scale?  What are acids vs bases?


·         What is acid rain?


·         Why do we have acid rain?


·         What areas suffer from acid rain?


·         Briefly summarize some of the effects acid rain has on the environment.


·         What is germination?


·         What is the ideal pH for kidney bean germination?