Air Pollution


Our Air Pollution lesson plan teaches students about air pollution, including its causes and effects. Students also learn related lesson vocabulary and practice identifying scenes with air pollution vs. without.


Our Air Pollution lesson plan introduces students to air pollution, including its causes and effects. The information in this lesson is reinforced with visuals, including photographs of places with bad air pollution, and students are asked to redraw scenes without the air pollution in order to get them to think more about its effects on the environment. During this lesson, students are asked to identify whether things are causes or effects of air pollution. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define air pollution and list some causes and effects of air pollution.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2

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Nicholas R.
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Great Lesson plan!

I was having a lot of trouble finding lesson plans that covered air pollution for 3rd grade even though that is a topic that is under VA SOL 3.8. Was so happy to find this one! And it was great - had good information and was easy to follow. Thank you!

David S.
Great Lesson

Like most of their lessons this was easy for the kids to learn with.

Bruce D.
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Air Pollution

This lesson went over well. My class learned a lot. Clarendon lessons are always well done and this is no exception. I highly recommend it.

Kari A.
Great variety of activities.

I left the packet for a sub while I was out for a 2 day conference. The sub said it was easy to follow and the students didn’t have any trouble completing the work without an expert teacher. Good variety of activities. Wish there were other languages available.