Sanitation and Human Health


  • Jul 23 2010 5:53 PM

    John Garrett


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The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to develop an understanding of the impact of improved sanitation on human health. In this lesson, students learn something about the ways that sanitation technology has helped people by examining the history of sanitation in the context of disease outbreaks and comparing the quality of life in those times to that of today. By the end of this lesson, students should recognize that advances in health and human life expectancy have resulted in large part because of technologies that we now take for granted, such as modern waste-disposal, sanitary food handling, and refrigeration. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Life Sciences, Science, Health Education, History-Social Science