Pollution and Biomagnification Lesson


ENGAGE STUDENTS with a real-life example of pollution’s effect on an ecosystem!

Grades 7 and Up

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In this activity, students will:

  • READ the engaging article “Flying Cats” about how cats had to be parachuted into Borneo to control rats, all because of DDT (Based on a true story!).
  • ANSWER text-dependent analysis questions.
  • LEARN with a brief lesson on bioaccumulation and biomagnification as it relates to the article.

Includes both PRINT and GOOGLE SLIDES options to assign!

No prior knowledge is required. This lesson could be used to support a unit on biomagnification and pollution, but the text contains all the answers to the questions, so it can be used as a stand-alone lesson.

Teacher Notes:

  • Please note: This resource is NOT editable.
  • Go paperless! This activity includes a version in Google Slides.
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