Acid Deposition: Definition, Causes & Effects


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Identify the two main pollutants that lead to acid deposition.

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1. Acids are defined as _____.

2. How are primary pollutants different from secondary pollutants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How acid is formed in the atmosphere and how it is deposited onto surfaces and in forest and water bodies are among the main topics you will assess your knowledge of in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The names of two major pollutants leading to acid deposition
  • What acids are
  • The definition of secondary pollutants
  • Facts about acid deposition
  • Where most acid deposition originates from and which area most feels its effects

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the formation of acid pollutants and how they are carried and deposited onto surfaces
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as primary pollutants and secondary pollutants
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding acids

Additional Learning

To learn more about this phenomenon, review the accompanying lesson called Acid Deposition: Definition, Causes & Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Supply a definition of acid
  • Explain how acid deposition forms
  • Name the two pollutants that create acid deposition
  • Discuss environmental damage caused by acid deposition