Alignment with National Content Curriculum Standards


Investigation 1-3
What's My Hypothesis?

Synopsis:  Each student is assigned an exposure and, assuming the exposure causes a disease, writes a description of how a hypothetical disease would be distributed in terms of person, place, and time.  Students then review each other's descriptions and formulate one or more hypotheses for each.  When students compare their hypotheses, they realize that a given distribution of a health-related outcome can lead to the formulation of several different educated guesses.

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SCIENCE
 
Unifying Concepts and Processes K-12

Conceptual and procedural schemes unify science disciplines and provide students with powerful ideas to help them understand the natural world. Because of the underlying principles embodied in this standard, the understandings and abilities described here are repeated in the other content standards.

 
As a result of activities in grades K - 12, all students should develop:
1: Science as Inquiry

Inquiry requires that students combine processes and scientific knowledge as they use scientific reasoning and critical thinking to develop their understanding of science. Engaging students in inquiry helps students develop an understanding of scientific concepts, an appreciation of "how we know" what we know in science, an understanding of the nature of science, the skills necessary to become independent inquirers about the natural world, and the dispositions to use the skills, abilities, and attitudes associated with science.


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HEALTH
 
By the end of Grade 8, students will:
1: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.


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MATHEMATICS

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LANGUAGE ARTS
 
Grades K - 12
11: Participating in Society

Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

 
12: Applying Language Skills

Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).


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SOCIAL STUDIES

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TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY

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