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pollution

the condition that results when pollutants interact with the enviormrnt

pollutant

anything that can harm living organisms when too much is released into the ecosystem

acidict

any compound that yields hydrogen ions dissolved in water ( vinegar, lemon juice)

basic

the chemical opposite acid is a base ( baking soda, bleach, milk)

neutral

a substance that is neither acid nor base

fossil fuels

coal oil and gas in the air from factories and cars ect.

acidic rain

rain containing a week solution of sulfuric and nitric acid created by pollutants burning fossil fuels

pH scale

a scale that measures acids, bases, or neutral

agricultrue

cultivation of soil... protects the crops

fertilizer

substance like manure spread on soil to produce more

algae bloom

too much algae that blocks the sun from reaching the grass... caused by to much nutrients

experimental variable

a thing that changes an experiment

watershed

an area where water drains in one same place

sediment

tiny bits of soil found in runoff water

trade-off

give up one thing to receive another

road salt

burns off tops of baby plants, gets into waterways, and melts ice