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Grades 912. Explore different types of chemical and physical air pollutants and research the sources of these pollutants, as well as the health hazards associated with them. Students test for ozone and particulate matter in their area and observe the effects of gases on the pH of water. To extend their learning, students design and conduct experiments to test the effects of air pollution on living organisms.
|6 M Hydrochloric Acid, 3 oz||3||Included|
|Sodium Sulfite, 25 g||1||Included|
|Marble Chips, 100 g||1||Included|
|Packet of Radish Seeds||1||Included|
|Potting Soil, 1 L||1||Included|
|Ozone Test Strips||12||Included|
|pH Test Strip Dispenser||1||Included|
|Packs of Matches||10||Included|
|Aluminum Weighing Dishes||40||Included|
|Syringes, 10 mL||10||Included|
|Bromthymol Blue, 0.04%, 15 mL||3||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Nail||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Sharpened Pencil||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Test Tubes||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Beakers||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Graduated Cylinders, 50 mL||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Stirring Rods||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Sheets of White Paper||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Distilled Water, 250 to 500 mL||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Natural Objects (plant parts, flowers, or berries)||Needed, Not Included|
|Dissecting Microscopes||Needed, Not Included|
|Hand Lenses||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Arthropods (pill bugs, crickets, or fruit flies - optional)||Needed, Not Included|
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