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Student Exploration of the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States

Dana Brown Haine, Stefani Dawn, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

This module follows the 5E instructional model to promote student discovery and learning about the complex interactions between climate change, the environment and human health. Students describe the impacts of changing climatic conditions on human health with emphasis on vulnerable populations and apply systems thinking to create a visual model of various health implications arising from climate change.

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