Johns Hopkins Site Shows Link Between Environmental Changes and Our Health

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a new site, Global Environmental Change and Our Health, geared toward middle school students. The site ( examines new and established links between human diseases and deteriorating environmental conditions on a global scale. The site's five main areas, which cover a broad base of global topics, are: "Taking Our Temperature," "Hole in the 'Zone," "Unbalancing Act," " What's Left to Eat?" and "Our Small World."

The site allows students, educators and parents to find scientific information in a kid-friendly, engaging manner. It also provides National Science Education Standards-based lesson plans for teachers and a Q&A section where experts provide answers to frequently asked questions. Streaming video clips are available from the field through a partnership with the PBS miniseries "Journey to Planet Earth."

This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.

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