Heat in the Classroom and Grades

Your Health Minute


Experts study the effect of a lack of air conditioning in the classroom.


In Your Health Minute,

Extreme heat may have an impact on school performance.

A new HARVARD study tracked 44 college students during a recent heat wave in Boston.

Students living in dorms with no air conditioning performed worse on processing speed and memory tests.

The effects lasted several days after the heat wave when it was still hot inside the buildings.



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