This activity enables students to examine the relationship between temperature and the geographical distribution of malaria, and to determine how climate change may affect the spread and distribution of the disease. Students will use maps and temperature data sheets to determine the locations where malaria is known to occur and the temperature ranges in these locations. Further, they will discuss and explore the potential impact of climate change and the resulting change in temperature on the geographical distribution of malaria.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Beyond the byte: Mosquitoes and Malaria|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Malaria, Plasmodium, Protozoa, Vector-borne Diseases, Climate Change and the Spread of Malaria, Epidemiology|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Health|
|Type of Tool||Laboratory Activity|
|Grade Level||High School|
|USA, Caribbean countries|
|Developed by||Authored by:
Carl W. Bollwinkel, in collaboration with Barbara A.
Bonnett, Rosalie J. Cochran, Center for Energy and
Environmental Education, University of Northern Iowa,
Cedar Falls, IA; and Craig Zoellner, North Iowa Area
Community College, Cedar Falls, IA.
Prepared in 2002 by:
Stacey Rudolph, Senior Science Education Specialist,
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES),
Graphic Design by Susie Duckworth.
Updated March 2008:
Theresa Schwerin, Associate Director, Education, IGES.
|Hosted at||Institute for Global Environmental Strategies|