Seasonal Science: Ragweed Allergies

What's the difference between seasonal allergies and seasonal colds? Learn about one of the most common seasonal allergies, ragweed, through a brief yet informative video as part of the Seasonal Science series. Understand why ragweed is so prevalent, how it competes for habitats, the symptoms of this allergy, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Graph the ragweed rates in your area over time
  • Invite an allergist to class to discuss allergies and treatment options
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is only available for streaming
Pros

  • Engaging illustrations and high contrast text help maintain viewer focus
  • Connects science to daily life
Cons

  • Description on the resource is unrelated to the video content
NGSS