Why do students absent?
Organization(s):Skola Za Medicinske Sestre Vrapce
Student(s):Sara Gorički, Anita Duran, Tin Kuzmanović, Estera Opačak
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher(s):Marinela Labas
Contributors:Dubravka Rasol, scientist from National hydro meteorologic institute
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Air Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Relative Humidity
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We investigated students absence reasons to find out are the numbers of absence connected with meteorological changes, quality of sleep and students obligations. Influenza, colds and inflammatory processes of the respiratory or digestive system respond to damp and warm closed areas.. The pressure and the relative humidity of the air values cause fatigue, dizziness, lower concentration, headache, poorer mood and change in blood pressure values as well. Such symptoms, just as well as stress, and reduced sleep quality reduce the activity of the immune system so the organism becomes more sensitive.
We assumed that a greater number of absences will be recorded in:
1.) periods of warming (conditions favorable to the reproduction of microorganisms),
2.) months with a larger number of days with a decrease in air pressure (5 hPa) and relative humidity (5%) values,
3.) months with the highest reported number of flu cases
We processed, compared, and analyzed collected data using Microsoft Excel and then displayed graphically.
Just hypothesis about the relation to the relative humidity values failed.
Key words: absence numbers and reasons, meteorological changes, sleeping quality, obligations
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