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Understanding Pollution: Protecting Our Environment for a Better Future


Answer each question to the best of your ability, using full sentences and make sure to include detail in your responses. Ensure you are using the text to locate important information that will help you provide accurate, and informative answers.


Level One: Retrieval (Locate the information in the article)


  1. Find a sentence from the article that explains what pollution is.


What is Pollution?

Pollution refers to the introduction of harmful substances or waste materials into the environment, causing damage to air, water, or land. These substances can come from natural sources, like volcanoes and forest fires, but most pollution is caused by human activities. 


  1. What are the 5 different types of pollution that are talked about in the article?


Land Pollution  Noise Pollution  Light Pollution  Water Pollution  Air Pollution 


  1. What are the three R’s  humans can do to reduce pollution? Provide 2 examples of how humans can do these..


R… R… R…
The idea of doing more with less. Opt for long lasting items rather than.  Ditch plastic bags and buy reusable ones.
Reducing Waste  Refill a bottle from home instead of buying a new one.  Avoid using single K-cups 


Level Two: Vocabulary (Understanding unfamiliar words)


Word Definition What sentence did you find it in? Use it in your own sentence
deterioration a deterioration in the condition of the patient. It can also lead to the deterioration of the ecosystem and contribute to climate change. A deterioration in the condition of the patient.  
emissions the effects of lead emission on health Common sources include car emissions,  cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. 
contaminants people were exposed to airborne contaminants. Water pollution happens when contaminants such as chemicals, sewage. Contamination is the presence of a constituent, impurity,
contributors Hunt was the largest contributor of hymns to these collections Some major contributors include industries He had some support from the French contributors
respiratory respiratory disease Air pollution can lead to respiratory diseases like asthma and contribute to climate change, The respiratory system of birds moves oxygen across the pulmonary surface during both inhalation and exhalation, making it more efficient than that of mammals.


Level Three: Inference (Use information and clues from the article to form conclusions)


  1. Explain why humans are primarily responsible for pollution?

Mostly everything that happens is caused by humans. They throw their rubbish anywhere and the wind blows it to the sea causing pollution.


  1. What are some impacts that water pollution could have on marine animals?


Worldwide, hundreds of marine species have been negatively impacted by marine debris, which can harm or kill an animal when it is ingested or they become entangled, and can threaten the habitats they depend on.


  1. Why is light pollution harmful to wildlife?


resulting in them not being where they should be, concentrating them as a food source to be preyed upon, or just resulting in a trap which exhausts and kills them.


Level Four: Beyond the Text (Using what we know, and what we have learned to express an idea or an opinion)


  1. How do you think pollution affects the quality of life for people living in heavily polluted areas? Explain, and give examples of how they are affected.


exposure to particulate matter for a long time can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, lung cancer and heart attack.


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Save Our Waters

Answer each question to the best of your ability, using full sentences and make sure to include detail in 5your responses.


  1.   What are the different bodies of water discussed in the article, and what properties make them unique? 


Bodies of Water Unique Properties
Ocean it is saline, its freezing point is slightly lower than fresh water, its density is slightly higher.
River  The start of the river is called a source, Many different animals live in the river.
Lake  Lakes contain 90 percent of the Earth’s surface.


  1. What are some daily activities that you use water for?


Bath, cooking, Or washing the dishes. 


  1. How do oceans help to control the Earth’s climate and temperature?
  1.  By absorbing carbon dioxide and heat from the atmosphere.
  2.  By producing oxygen.
  3.  By trapping heat and increasing global temperatures.
  4. By giving the Earth a nice cool drink of water.


  1. Vocabulary


Word/s Definition Find a sentence which uses this word in the text.
Carbon Footprint The amount of carbon dioxide. We have had the result of our study on our carbon footprint.
Ecosystem The marine ecosystem of the northern gulf. The whales affect our fish stocks ecosystem 
Biodiversity The variety of plant and animal life There are many threats to the earth’s  
Habitat The natural home or environment.  Wild chimps in their natural habitat.
Agriculture Modern agriculture is justified on the grounds. The government should do more to promote sustainable agriculture.


  1. Why is it important for us to reduce pollution in bodies of water?


When our water supply is contaminated, it is a threat to human, animal, and plant health unless it goes through a costly purification procedure.


  1. What can happen to ecosystems if bodies of water become polluted?


Sediment can degrade ecosystems by making the water cloudy (turbid) and smothering natural habitats on the bottoms and banks of rivers and lakes.


  1. Why might wetlands be important for water quality?


. As water moves into a wetland, the flow rate decreases, allowing particles to settle out.


  1. How can you personally contribute to keeping bodies of water healthy?


Do not flush chemicals down the toilet or pour down drain, including storm drains


  1. What would Earth look like, and what problems could we face if our bodies of water become too polluted to support plant and animal life? 


Destruction of biodiversity. Water pollution depletes aquatic ecosystems and triggers unbridled proliferation of phytoplankton in lakes