Science 101: Does the Weather Affect Your Body?by: Bill Robertson

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This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This month’s issue focuses on three major weather factors and how they affect the human body—temperature, humidity, and air pressure.

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  • on Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:32 PM

This article answered an age-old question about weather and our bodies. The analogies used make it very easy to understand from the perspective of a child. Robertson touches on multiple water phenomena and describes how they affect the body. As someone who is affected by weather, it was interesting to see just what causes those pains. Robertson put everything into perspective that makes it comprehendible to all ages. Robertson even includes two experiments to do at home or school to see how these concepts work before the weather affects occur. The article is short, sweet, and to the point. Robertson does not add frivolous language, instead he uses a dialect that appeals to readers of all ages. With the article being a Science 101 excerpt, I think Robertson did a wonderful job on this piece and look forward to reading more of his works.

Annette P  (Dallas, TX)
Annette P (Dallas, TX)

  • on Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:57 PM

The article entitled Science 101: Does the Weather Effect Your Body is a simplistic way of explaining some of the effects of weather and how our bodies react. I thought the article provided some excellent activities to help students to better understand the concepts of humidity, temperature, and atmospheric pressure. I thought the article was engaging and well-written. I would use these activities in my future classroom.

Megan  (Carlinville, IL)
Megan (Carlinville, IL)

  • on Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:41 PM

This article explains how cold and hot weather can affect a person's body. There is an interesting lesson plan for younger students that could be completed in the classroom setting to illustrate the effect that cold weather has on the bones and joints. I really liked this article and learned a lot about the specifics of how cold weather impacts a person's body. My only wish is that the effects of more weather patterns would have been discussed in the article.

Ciara J
Ciara J

  • on Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:20 AM

This article discusses how weather conditions such as air pressure, humidity and temperature have an affect on the human body. I have always heard older people say that their joints hurt due to the change in weather. After reading this article, I learned that cold air really does cause the tendons in joints to stiffen due to the cold weather. I learned a lot of new information!

Kia Shields
Kia Shields

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