Website of the Week: Changing the Balance

Changing the Balance – Digital assets investigating climate change (Gr. 6-12)

Changing the Balance dives into the debates around climate change by investigating the story of some unlikely players in this game: blood-thirsty parasites. As students progress through the story they will learn about mosquitoes, Malaria, the West Nile virus and how climate change has affected their ability to spread. The site interweaves videos, podcasts, images and interactive modules to keep students locked into the mission to understand the basic premise of climate change.


  • Teachers, check out the digital assets section for  in-depth descriptions of all the components that make up this site and how you can use them with students.
  • Access the Blood Fever Blog and follow college student Lindy as she travels Kenya looking specifically at the relationship between mosquitoes and Malaria in search of scientific proof of climate change.

Thanks to Free Tech for Teachers for sharing this find.


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