ES Module 9 : Environmental Health
Lesson 1 : Environmental Hazards
Objective(s): (1) List the types of environmental health hazards, (2) compare and contrast epidemiology and toxicology, (3) describe the reasons why individuals respond differently to the same environmental hazard, (4) discuss risk assessment.
Essential Question: What is environmental health?
Vocabulary: environmental health, hazard, pathogen, epidemiology, toxicology, toxicity, dose, response, dose-response relationship, risk, risk assessment.
Assignments: Cornell Notes 9-1; Environmental Hazards IP
Lesson 2 : Biological and Social Hazards
Objective(s): (1) Describe how infectious diseases spread, (2) Explain why emerging diseases are important to monitor and control, (3) Differentiate between social hazards that are lifestyle choices and those that cannot be controlled.
Essential Question: How do biological and social factors in the environment affect human health?
Vocabulary: infectious disease, pathogen, emerging disease, epidemic, pandemic
Assignments: Cornell Notes 9-2; Biological and Social Hazards IP
Lesson 3 : Human Immunity
Objective(s): (1) Explain the basic functions of the human immune system, (2) differentiate between specific and non-specific immune response, (3) understand how vaccines and antibiotics prevent infectious diseases.
Essential Question: How does a person's immune system prevent the development and spread of infectious diseases?
Vocabulary: antibody, antigen, active immunity, passive immunity, specific defenses, non-specific defenses, inflammation, fever
Assignments: Cornell Notes 9-3; Human Immunity IP
Lesson 4 : Toxic Substances
Objective(s): (1) Explain what makes chemicals hazardous, (2) Discuss how chemical hazards affect human health, (3) List some indoor chemical hazards, (4) Discuss where chemical hazards can be found in the environment.
Essential Question: How do chemicals in our environment affect our health?
Vocabulary: pollution, carcinogen, teratogen, neurotoxin, asbestos, radon, bioaccumulation, biomagnification.
Assignments: Cornell Notes 9-4; Toxic Substances IP