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Middle School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 1 Cross Cutting Concept
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 1 Cross Cutting Concept
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- Quiz is probably most useful as an introduction to a more in-depth investigation of impacts of climate change on human health and well-being.
About the Science
- This short quiz explores some of the threats that climate change poses to human health, including the impacts of heat waves, extreme weather, and average increases in temperature on specific disorders such as asthma, Lyme disease, mental health, and stresses on the elderly.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- For each question, after the user responds, the correct response is displayed with explanation and supporting evidence/additional resources.
- Quiz can be used as an entree to the resources on this topic on the EPA website.
- Text-only version of the quiz can be downloaded.
- Extensive background articles given for each quiz question.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Simulation/Interactive supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
MS-ESS3.D1:Human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming). Reducing the level of climate change and reducing human vulnerability to whatever climate changes do occur depend on the understanding of climate science, engineering capabilities, and other kinds of knowledge, such as understanding of human behavior and on applying that knowledge wisely in decisions and activities.
MS-LS4.D1:Changes in biodiversity can influence humans’ resources, such as food, energy, and medicines, as well as ecosystem services that humans rely on—for example, water purification and recycling.
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
HS-ESS3.C1:The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources.
HS-LS2.C2:Moreover, anthropogenic changes (induced by human activity) in the environment—including habitat destruction, pollution, introduction of invasive species, overexploitation, and climate change—can disrupt an ecosystem and threaten the survival of some species.