Earth Day Reading Comprehension

Printable Story with Interactive Review Questions. Read and test reading comprehension online or print and use offline. For 4th or 5th Grade and up.

Earth Day Every Day

There are many things everyone can do to be earth-friendly. Little changes can add up and make a big difference.

Preserve water and pay attention to your water use. Don't let the tap run, take short showers, and watch for any leaky pipes, taps or toilets.

Walk, bike or use public transit instead of riding in a car to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

Reduce, reuse, recycle to cut down on waste and preserve resources.

Make your home more energy efficient. Adjust your thermostat up or down 1 or 2 degrees to save energy.

Encourage people to drive smarter - to drive more slowly and to maintain their cars to save on gasoline and reduce emissions.

Plant trees. They provide cooling shade and absorb carbon dioxide, the gas that contributes most to global warming.

Protect natural animal habitats, so that animals can continue to thrive and won't be at risk of becoming endangered or extinct.

Get active. Talk to your friends and family about how to protect the earth. Communicate with politicians and keep learning about the environment.

Which gas contributes most to global warming?
carbon dioxide
unleaded gas
carbon dioxide Fast driving uses more gasoline.
It doesn't say in the story.
True Which of these transportation methods produces the least air pollution?
bicycle Why are trees good for the environment?
Their shade cools.
They absorb carbon dioxide.
Both are true.
Both are true. What is the biggest reason for animals becoming endangered?
They drown.
loss of natural habitat
People capture them for pets.
loss of natural habitat What's a good way to cut down on water use?
Take longer showers.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth.
It doesn't say in the story.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. How does it help the earth to set your thermostat up or down?
uses less energy if it's not heating or cooling as much
uses less water
more comfortable for your pets
uses less energy if it's not heating or cooling as much

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