Kids' Corner/Parents' Place

Adventure in Pine Cone Park

Chick Chock™ is visiting Pine Cone Park. He is allergic to pine pollen. See how Chick Chock™ reacts (upper left corner of screen) and how pollen counts change as you change the following:
  • The number of pine trees by sliding the bar on the bottom left corner of the screen with your mouse;
  • Chick Chock's position in the Park by putting the cursor at a spot marked by the red X and clicking the left button on your mouse. A Pollen Meter pops up showing the pollen count (Low, Medium or High); and
  • The wind direction by moving the weathervane with your mouse.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  1. Describe how pollen count changes with the number of trees and the wind direction;
  2. Explain how pollen count changes as you get closer to or move away from the source of the pollen;
  3. Explain how pollen count is related to health effects; and
  4. List common allergy symptoms.
To start, click on the "Go to the Activity" button.              

The Center for School and Community Health Education (CSCHE) is an outreach component of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health (UMDNJ-SPH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Center of Excellence at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI). UMDNJ-SPH is sponsored by UMDNJ in cooperation with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology and in collaboration with the Public Health Research Institute. EOHSI is jointly sponsored by UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.