Case Study: Ah-choo! Increased Risk of Pollen Allergies in the Northern Hemisphere

by: Juanita Constible and Luke Sandro

In this problem-based learning activity designed for nonscience majors, students assume the roles of scientists working for a public relations firm. Teams of students design communication products illustrating links between climate change and pollen allergies. Students develop a variety of process skills critical to scientists, including working collaboratively, interpreting and prioritizing data, telling a story through graphics and text, and defending an argument. Instructors can use this realistic activity to illustrate or reinforce that science process skills are relevant to an array of professions.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2008Stock # jcst08_037_04_82Volume 037Issue 04

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