Pollution is for the Birds Fifth Grade Mini-Unit

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The Pollution is for the Birds mini-unit focuses on on ways to reduce pollution. Students learn the causes and effects of air, water, and soil pollution, and learn ways to reduce pollution.


The mini-unit includes two 8-page, full-color comics and a classroom guide.

Pollution is for the Birds Part 1 covers:

  • How human activities can pollute the environment 
  • What problems pollution causes for people and the environment

Pollution is for the Birds Part 2 addresses how individuals, industry, and government can all help reduce pollution.

How to Teach Pollution is for the Birds

Download the two Pollution is for the Birds Comics and the Classroom Guide.

Read the comics with students. You can print or project the comics or have students view them on computers or tablets.

Use the discussion questions in the Classroom Guide to reinforce and extend student understanding.

Teach follow-up activities from the Classroom Guide as time allows.