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The Effects of Acid Rain on Algae

Using mason jars and acid, I simulated acid rain and its effects on algae growth.


Juliette Leroy


Maria Mazin

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Acid rain is caused by pollution in the air from nonrenewable sources used. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides and emitted into the air react with water and wind which makes acid rain. Since these chemicals can be blown, they affect all parts of the world.

Algae is a very diverse group of eukaryotic cell organisms and they can be found everywhere! Most importantly they are a part of many ecosystems that feed other living species in both fresh and sea water.

This page was originally developed by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.

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