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Albedo Effect

Acidify water with CO2

See how CO2 is causing our water to become more acidic.
Prep Time 2 mins
Demo 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Fill containers with water.
  • Have students test the pH of the water and record their finding.
  • Ask students to use the straws to blow bubbles in the water.
  • Have students re-test the pH of the water and record their finding.

Notes

Ask students why they think an increase in acid in the water would be bad. Explain that acid breaks down corral reefs, and kills aquatic life. Did you know it takes 500 years for a molecule in the ocean to make its was through the entire ocean system, from surface to deep ocean and the journey around the globe?!
Keyword Climate Change, Science