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Acid Rain and Building Materials

Acid Rain and Building Materials | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Acid rain is a serious threat to our environment and buildings. To find out which building materials are most vulnerable to acid rain, we will test marble, limestone, granite, and bricks in vinegar.


The hypothesis is that limestone suffers the most damage from acid rain.

Method & Materials

You will clean and weigh the building materials, measure out vinegar, and place the materials in the vinegar. You will then check the weight of the materials every day for four days.
You will need 100 grams of marble, limestone, brick, and granite, a digital weighing scale, four beakers, 1600ml of vinegar, a measuring cylinder, a piece of cloth, sand paper, a hammer, and a chisel.


The results showed that limestone, followed by marble, lost the most weight. The brick lost a moderate amount of weight and the granite dissolved the least. This proves that the hypothesis is true - limestone suffers the most damage from acid rain.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how acid rain can cause serious damage to buildings and sculptures. It also shows how modern buildings are not immune to the effects of acid rain.

Also Consider

To further the experiment, you could test the materials in sunlight and in a dark room. You could also modify the experiment by using other construction materials like cement, steel, and copper.

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