Funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act through the Kentucky Division of Water to the University of Louisville.
Special thanks to the Bernheim Forest and the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands for their assistance.
These two physical science/chemistry lesson plans for grades 6-9 are both lab activities. One involves using acid/base indicators to test the acidity or alkalinity of common household chemicals, and the other involves testing how different factors affect the solubility of substances in water. Both are designed to deepen understanding of acid mine drainage by helping students investigate the nature of acidic substances and what factors might cause harmful minerals to fall out of solution in streams.
This resource is part of the Water Solutions collection.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.