Hot weather lowers exam results, to a new study from universities in the USA. Heat may reduce learning in the short and long term. Researchers say weather on test days, and higher than average yearly temperatures resulted in grades. The study is the major research into how heat affects students in the USA. Researchers analyzed the weather affected test from 10 million American students. Their findings showed that an average temperature of just 0.55ºC over one year led to a one per cent in learning.
The research is in a called "Heat and Learning" and was published last . One of the more worrying in the study is that global warming may affect learning and the future of students around the world. The researchers said that if temperatures continued to rise, the American student could lose $25,000 over their because of lower test scores. Air conditioning in classrooms could stop . The researchers also found that hotter weather was, " damaging...for low income and students".