Here's a picture that illustrates what all the words on the first page mean. This diagram was created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It shows that factories produce bad things called SO2 and NOx and release them into the air (These are the yellow dots on the picture). When SO2 and NOx combine with the air, acid rain is created.

Acid rain is very bad and can hurt the environment. It can burn the leaves on your favorite plants and trees. It can even hurt the animals that live in the environment by stopping them from having babies.

Currently, there are programs within the government that make factories limit the amount of bad stuff they produce. So far, it seems like these programs are working, but only time will tell.

If you want to see some interesting activities and information that the EPA has created for teachers and children please SEARCH the EPA home page for acid rain. From there click on the last item (program homepage). Then find the section for teachers and students. It's very helpful.

In addition to the link I already provided, there are lots of other sources on the web that can help young people learn more about the formation of acid rain and its effects on the environment.

Here are some other sources of information:

I hope that you have found this information useful. If you would still like to know more, you can try searching the web some more or you can always take a nice trip to the library. Between those two things, you just can't go wrong.