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

Investigation 4-1
Risk Perception

 Synopsis:  Students are asked to rank order the fifteen leading injury-related reasons why boys and girls visited emergency rooms.  Students then compare their perception of the risks with the actual risks and realize that their perceptions are not always the same as the actual risks.  Students then explore the impact that this difference might have on the allocation of resources to prevent visits to the emergency room for a particular reason. Return to Investigation 4-1

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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 Standard 2.2: Integrated Skills All students will use health-enhancing personal, interpersonal, and life skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle. Strand B: Decision-Making Strand C: Planning and Goal Setting

 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 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) 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 F: Technology

 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 C: Decoding and Word Recognition Strand E: Reading Strategies Strand F: Vocabulary and Concept Development 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 D: Oral Presentation

 TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY Standard 8.1: Computer and Information Literacy All students will use computer applications to gather and organize information and to solve problems. Strand B: Application of Productivity Tools - Social Aspects

 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 E: Consumer and Personal Finance Skills