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Investigation 4-4
Risk Management Strategies

Synopsis

This investigation is divided into two parts and takes two class periods to complete.  In Part 1, students develop a personal and societal risk management strategy to reduce the level of risk posed by carrying heavy backpacks.  In Part 2, students continue to develop and refine their societal risk management strategy, critique their strategies in terms of their considerations for judging the acceptability of a risk, and send their strategy to appropriate stakeholders.


Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

National or State file


Review Epidemiology Background for Module 4.

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

 
 
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    Copy the five Part 1 backpack / back pain articles and assign one of the articles to be read by each student prior to the first Investigation 4-4 class.

    Word or PDF file


    Copy the seven Part 2 backpack / back pain articles and assign one of the articles to be read by each Epi team prior to the second Investigation 4-4 class.

    Word or PDF file


    Copy Investigation 4-4: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

    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:

    Appreciate the different challenges in developing personal and societal risk management strategies.

    Consider the considerations for judging the acceptability of a risk when developing their societal risk management strategy.

    Appreciate the values of different stakeholders when developing their societal risk management strategy.