Earth and Space Science

Science 101: Does the weather affect your body?

Hello everyone my name is Kadira Johnson and I just wrote a quick review on what I thought about Bill Robertson's article "Science 101: Does the weather affect your body?" In Bill Robertson’s article he discusses if weather truly does affect our bodies. I thought this was an interesting topic because as Robertson discusses, yes, weather does indeed affect our bodies. Before reading this article I never knew how weather affects the body or in what ways. Robertson states that weather factors such as temperature, humidity, and air pressure affect how our bodies more than we think. This article does a good job in explaining how these three factors affect the body and how it can cause pain to those who suffer from arthritis, back pain, sinus problems, and inner air problems. I think teachers can use this article in their lessons and can even have their students experiment with the exercises in the article. Also, teachers can even prose the questions to students: How will the weather affect out bodies with the constant raise in temperature due to global warming? Will temperature, air pressure, and humidity affect our bodies in the same ways or no?    

Kadira Johnson
Kadira Johnson
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Thanks for sharing this article Kadira. This article can be found in the NSTA resources collection here: http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc17_054_07_62

Cris DeWolf
Cris DeWolf
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This is an excellent topic of interest for people of all ages. Thanks for sharing the article!

Seth Francis
Seth Francis
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