1. Sort all the materials on two separate tables:
2. Arrange students so they are in small groups of four.
3. Open the kit and on a table (not a table where students are seated, place the files for each
team. These files will contain all the documentation for the investigator.
4. On a second table, place all the materials for testing. You may want to place paper towels on
5. Hold on to the Role Cards and Envelopes labeled "NOTE". The LSC facilitator will tell you
when to give them out.
6. Connect to the videoconference and await further instructions from the Liberty Science
Center's "CDC" liaison (LSC facilitator).
- Work as a team to investigate an outbreak
- Perform a several tests to determine the cause of illness
- Analyze documents for any evidence to help their investigation
- Report their investigation findings at the end of the connection
LS1A 9-12 -- Structure and function
LS1B 6-8 -- Growth and development of organisms
Alignment to NJSLS - Science
MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts
WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
Connections to NJSLS - Mathematics
6.SP.A.2 Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution that can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
6.SP.B.4 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.