CDCM PHA STEM Lesson – Get the Lead Out

In Get the Lead Out, student scientists learn about the symptoms and sources of lead poisoning. Students analyze graphs of historical blood lead levels and examine public health interventions that have affected lead exposure in different populations. Students design an intervention to help those affected by lead exposure in the tap water in Flint, Michigan and communicate their findings with others to spread awareness about the hazards of lead.

Topics included in Get the Lead Out:

  • Lead poisoning
  • Sources of lead in the environment
  • Health equity
  • Analyzing data from graphs
  • Public health approach to investigating outbreaks
  • Public health communication