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content provider: the Kentucky Educational Television
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This short video discusses how metals present in acid drainage will separate out of solution to pollute water and pose a danger for drinking. In this case, investigators discuss the water near an abandoned coal mine in Eastern Kentucky. Although the water appears clean, it is too acidic to support life, and will threaten aquatic organisms in a river further downstream.

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- Properties of Matter
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- Environmental Science
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Keywords:
acidic water, ionic bonding, pH level, pH testing, solubility, water pollution, water pollution video, water quality
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Metadata instance created June 27, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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August 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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December 30, 2007
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4D. The Structure of Matter
  • 6-8: 4D/M4. The temperature and acidity of a solution influence reaction rates. Many substances dissolve in water, which may greatly facilitate reactions between them.
  • 6-8: 4D/M10. A substance has characteristic properties such as density, a boiling point, and solubility, all of which are independent of the amount of the substance and can be used to identify it.
  • 6-8: 4D/M11. Substances react chemically in characteristic ways with other substances to form new substances with different characteristic properties.

5. The Living Environment

5D. Interdependence of Life
  • 6-8: 5D/M1b. The world contains a wide diversity of physical conditions, which creates a wide variety of environments: freshwater, marine, forest, desert, grassland, mountain, and others. In any particular environment, the growth and survival of organisms depend on the physical conditions.
  • 9-12: 5D/H3. Human beings are part of the earth's ecosystems. Human activities can, deliberately or inadvertently, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems.
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AIP Format
(WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2007), WWW Document, (https://oeta.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/watsol.sci.ess.water.envimp/environmental-impact-of-acid-mine-drainage/).
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PBS LearningMedia: Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage (WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2007), <https://oeta.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/watsol.sci.ess.water.envimp/environmental-impact-of-acid-mine-drainage/>.
APA Format
PBS LearningMedia: Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage. (2007, December 30). Retrieved February 27, 2024, from WGBH Educational Foundation: https://oeta.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/watsol.sci.ess.water.envimp/environmental-impact-of-acid-mine-drainage/
Chicago Format
Kentucky Educational Television, and National Science Foundation. PBS LearningMedia: Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, December 30, 2007. https://oeta.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/watsol.sci.ess.water.envimp/environmental-impact-of-acid-mine-drainage/ (accessed 27 February 2024).
MLA Format
PBS LearningMedia: Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2007. 30 Dec. 2007. Kentucky Educational Television, and National Science Foundation. 27 Feb. 2024 <https://oeta.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/watsol.sci.ess.water.envimp/environmental-impact-of-acid-mine-drainage/>.
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@misc{ Title = {PBS LearningMedia: Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage}, Publisher = {WGBH Educational Foundation}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {27 February 2024}, Month = {December 30, 2007}, Year = {2007} }
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