Month: May 2023

Understanding Pollution: Protecting Our Environment for a Better Future

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.


Pollution is a significant issue that affects our planet and the living organisms that call it home.


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


Air Pollution Water Pollution Land Pollution Light Pollution Noise 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…
Recycle Reuse  Reduce
Gives the world less plastic to work with Use no  single-use plastic and recycle Try use less cardboard things to save trees 


Level Two: Vocabulary (Understanding unfamiliar words)


Word Definition What sentence did you find it in? Use it in your own sentence
deterioration the process of becoming progressively worse. It can also lead to the deterioration of ecosystems and contribute to climate change. My sister’s attitude is showing deterioration in her attitude.
emissions the production and discharge of something, especially gas or radiation. Common sources include car emissions, factories, and burning fossil fuels. Nasa has a lot of emissions including rockets.
contaminants A polluting or poisonous substance that makes something impure. Water pollution happens when contaminants such as chemicals, sewage, or plastics enter our rivers, lakes, and oceans. When plastics and gases and chemicals enter our waterways they become contaminants.
educate give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to (someone), typically at a school or university. An important part of learning about this topic is it gives us the ability to educate others. My teacher loves to educate me in literacy and maths.
Pollution the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects. Pollution is a serious issue that affects our planet, including New Zealand. Gas pollution is a type of pollution.


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


  1. Explain why humans are primarily responsible for pollution?


We have created plastic and waste as well as petroleum and pushed the world to the limits by starting emissions and gas pollution.


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


Choking on plastic and dying.


  1. Why is light pollution harmful to wildlife?


It can scare and blind them not being able to eat.


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.


I think it is wrong for people to have to survive in other people’s rubbish and picking it up as well. (Put Away Your Trash And Recycle)