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Author

Sammy Roth

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Health

Resource Type

  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - West, California

Boiling Point: These Maps Show How Air Pollution and COVID-19 Can Be a Deadly Mix

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Synopsis
  • This article describes maps and information that show the locations of air pollution, demographic data, and COVID-19 case rates in the Los Angeles area.
  • The article makes correlations between air pollution, race, and COVID-19 case rates and provides solutions that would benefit air quality, climate, and water quality.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The maps are in color and have an area of interest outlined for students to focus on.
  • The article stresses that the solutions to climate change are also very beneficial to human and environmental health.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The link to the E&E News story about Emory University's research requires a subscription to read.
  • Students should know how to read a map.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The resource spotlights the correlation existing between COVID-19 cases and pollution-burdened areas. Low-income communities tend to be in areas with degraded tree cover and marginal lands. They are more at risk of air pollution and COVID-19 infection. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Health
    • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
      • 1:4:A5 Analyze how environment and personal health are interrelated.
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