Step 1: Calculate
the distance from your school to the nearest fossil fuel
1a: Click on your state and locate the power plant nearest
to your school. Using map of
your state, determine the city in which the plant is located. (Click HERE for power
plant location map.)
1b: Calculate the distance from your school to the nearest
plant. (Click HERE to calculate)
1c: Record this data. (Click HERE
for data submission sheet.)
Step 2: Locate
three unobstructed areas on your school grounds
where you can place your rain collection containers.
Step 3: Place your rain collection containers in above designated areas.
Step 4: After each rainfall, collect containers.
Step 5. Calibrate your pH meter using buffer solution.
Step 6. Calculate
the pH of each of the three samples collected to the nearest
Step 7: Average
the three readings and record your findings. (Note: If one
reading is considerably different than the other two, please
Step 8: Wash
each container with soap and water. RINSE AND DRY
THOROUGHLY and replace containers in designated areas.
Step 9: Repeat
steps 4 through 8 after each rainfall (minimum of 3, maximum of 10 times).