#### Alignment with New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards, Strands, and Cumulative Progress Indicators (to be completed by the end of Grade 8)

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 learn to draw a Concept Map that depicts and explains how the concepts connect to each other.  At the conclusion of the investigation, students realize that they 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." Return to Investigation 2-10

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 SCIENCE Standard 5.1: Scientific Processes All students will develop problem-solving, decision-making, and inquiry skills, reflected by formulating usable questions and hypotheses, planning experiments, conducting systematic observations, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results. Strand A: Habits of Mind Strand B: Inquiry and Problem Solving Standard 5.3: Mathematical Applications All students will integrate mathematics as a tool for problem-solving in science, and as a means of expressing and / or modeling scientific theories. Strand A: Numerical Operations Strand D: Data Analysis and Probability

 HEALTH Standard 2.1: Wellness All students will learn and apply health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle. Strand A: Personal Health Strand D: Diseases and Health Conditions Standard 2.2: Integrated Skills All students will use health-enhancing personal, interpersonal, and life skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle. Strand A: Communication

 MATHEMATICS Standard 4.1: Number and numerical operations All students will develop number sense and will perform standard numerical operations and estimations on all types of numbers in a variety of ways. Strand A: Number Sense Strand B: Numerical Operations Strand C: Estimation Standard 4.4: Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Mathematics All students will develop an understanding of the concepts and techniques of data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics, and will use them to model situations, solve problems, and analyze and draw appropriate inferences from data. Strand A: Data Analysis (Statistics) Strand B: Probability Strand C: Discrete Mathematics - Systematic Listing and Counting Standard 4.5: Mathematical Processes All students will use mathematical processes of problem solving, communication, connections, reasoning, representations, and technology to solve problems and communicate mathematical ideas. Strand A: Problem Solving Strand B: Communication Strand C: Connections Strand D: Reasoning

 LANGUAGE ARTS Standard 3.1: Reading All students will understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words in written English to become independent and fluent readers, and will read a variety of materials and texts with fluency and comprehension. Strand A: Concepts About Print / Text Strand D: Fluency Strand F: Vocabulary and Concept Development Standard 3.2: Writing All students will write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes. Strand A: Writing as a Process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, postwriting) Strand B: Writing as a Product Strand C: Mechanics, Spelling, and Handwriting Strand D: Writing Forms, Audiences, and Purposes Standard 3.3: Speaking All students will speak in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes. Strand A: Discussion Strand B: Questioning (Inquiry) and Contributing Strand C: Word Choice Strand D: Oral Presentation Standard 3.4: Listening All students will listen actively to information from a variety of sources in a variety of situations. Strand A: Active Listening Strand B: Listening Comprehension Standard 3.5: Viewing and Media Literacy All students will access, view, evaluate, and respond to print, nonprint, and electronic texts and resources. Strand A: Constructing Meaning Strand B: Visual and Verbal Messages Strand C: Living with Media

 SOCIAL STUDIES Standard 6.1: Social Studies Skills All students will utilize historical thinking problem solving, and research skills to maximize their understanding of civics, history, geography, and economics. Strand A: Social Studies Skills Standard 6.2: Civics All students will develop career awareness and planning, employability skills, and foundational knowledge necessary for success in the workplace. Strand B: American Values and Principles

 CAREER EDUCATION AND CONSUMER, FAMILY, AND LIFE SKILLS Standard 9.2: Consumer, Family, and Life Skills All students will demonstrate critical life skills in order to be functional members of society. Strand A: Critical Thinking Strand C: Interpersonal Communication Strand D: Character Development and Ethics