Have students discuss extreme heat events they have experienced—what did they do to cope with the heat? Students will then use highlights from the discussion as a basis for writing their own poetry or spoken word on their experience.
Study data from the U.S. Census to investigate how many people in your community may be at risk of extreme heat exposure, including the elderly and those living in poverty. Research and design plans that could help people cope with extreme heat events.
Have students research how the human body regulates temperature, and why some people are less able than others to maintain healthy body temperature under hot conditions. Learn to recognize symptoms of heat stroke and how to respond to them.