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Hands-on Experiments To Test for Acid Mine Drainage

invites students to learn about the effects of acid mine drainage on our groundwater and environment through experimentation and observation. The website explains how to make litmus paper, study aquatic organisms, bacteria and algae, examine the weatherization process, and more. (U.S. Geological Survey)

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If you get really curious to learn more about the bacteria making these natural colors in the water, there are simple ways to collect them in the field and study them at home or in a lab.

Collection techniques

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