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Investigation 2-10
Concept Connections

Synopsis

Students identify the important concepts and how those concepts relate to each other, in order to answer the Essential Question: "Is there an association between the hypothesized cause and the disease?"  To do so, students draw a Concept Map that depicts and explains how the concepts connect to each other.  At the conclusion of the investigation, students will have developed the epidemiologic Enduring Understanding that the Module 2 investigations were designed to achieve: "Causal hypotheses can be tested by observing exposures and diseases of people as they go about their daily lives.  Information from these observational studies can be used to make and compare rates and identify associations."


Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

National or State file


Review Epidemiology Background for Module 2.

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Review teacher's notes and slides:  [en espaņol:]

 
 
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    Gather one large sheet of chart paper, roll of adhesive tape, set of colored markers, and fifteen index cards or Post-Its for each Epi Team.

     

    Copy Investigation 2-10: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

    Word or PDF file


    Copy Investigation 2-10: Epi Log Worksheet -
    Homework Concept Map
    for each student.  [en espaņol:]

    Word or PDF file


    Review Homework Concept Map Rubric.

    PowerPoint or PDF file


    Copy Understanding 2 Quiz for each student.

    Word or PDF file


    Review Understanding 2 Quiz Answer Key.

    Word or PDF file


    Copy Presentation Rubric for each student.

    Word or PDF file




    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately two class periods.


    Look For Students To:

    Identify the main concepts needed to explain whether or not there is "an association between the hypothesized cause and the disease."

    Arrange the concepts in a sequence that depicts the explanation.

    Draw lines, arrows, and brackets that connect the concepts in a logical manner.

    Label the lines, arrows, and brackets to explain the connections of the concepts.

    Understand that "Causal hypotheses can be tested by observing exposures and diseases of people as they go about their daily lives. Information from these observational studies can be used to make and compare rates and identify associations."