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Aquatic Plants Against Acid Rain

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Madeline Ray McCaskill

Dr. Michael Frank

"My project is about how different pH levels can affect the growth of green algae and duckweed. I choose this project because I wanted to see if plants that grow in freshwater environments are effect by pH in levels caused by acid precipitation. My conclusion is that a lower pH does cause severe damage to both green algae and duckweed. This project is important because it addresses how acid rain could negatively affect freshwater environments which are an important part of other ecosystems as well as humans."

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3 thoughts on “Aquatic Plants Against Acid Rain

  1. I really like the way you’ve formatted each page, and the color scheme/background is really nice!

  2. I love this project! The title really caught my eye. I thought it was really cool how you could actually use this information in the real world to help us with aquatic plant growth. Also, it helps to being to light how our environment inst as healthy as it was, mainly with considering our rain being classified as acidic.

  3. The only thing I would comment is that it was hard to follow what “Groups” were related to what pH level. I enjoyed your project, great job!

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