Go to http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/effects/surface_water.html and answer the following questions 1-6:

1. Go to the section on "How does acid rain affect fish and other aquatic organisms?". Which metal increases from acid rain going through the soil?
2. If this metal and the acid rain does not kill the fish and it survives, what is another effect on the fish?
3. According to the graph, which organism can survive a more acid environment than the others?
4. Of the three fish, put them in order from the fish requiring a less acid environment to the one that can be in a more acid environment.
5. Do a google search for "importance of mayflies in a lake". (or continue to read the article) Why are mayflies important?
6. What would happen if the mayflies could no longer live in the lake due to acidity?
7. Go to http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/amaps2/so4dep/amaps.html. An animation should play. (In the simulation, orange is where there is high acidity).If not use this page instead: Describe where acid rain is found in the US. Does the amount of acid rain deposition increase or decrease through the years as the animation plays?
8. Use the following site: http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/Environmental_Problems/acid_rain_-_solutions.html. What are some of the ways to stop acid rain?
9. How can driving cars less reduce the amount of acid rain?
10. Why is it important to reduce the gases that cause acid rain before they are released into the air?
11. Why would conserving energy at home also reduce the gases that cause acid rain from being released?
12. Go to: http://www.policyalmanac.org/environment/archive/acid_rain.shtml. Scroll down the page to "use alternative energy sources". What energy sources should be considered that do not contribute to the acid rain problem?
13. Under "restore a damaged environment," what is one thing that can be done to help restore an environment?
14. Under "take action as individuals," what are some things that are recommended that people can do to limit gases that cause acid rain?