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Collecting and Analyzing Safety Data

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In this activity, students explore causes of injuries and deaths for kids in their age group. They first formulate a hypothesis and then conduct a class survey to find out the answers and test their hypothesis. They also participate in a deeper analysis of their results and see the quantity and quality of information that can be garnered from a simple classroom survey.

Students will:

  • Formulate a hypothesis about the leading causes of injuries to people their age
  • Collect data from classmates on the injuries they have experienced
  • Analyze the data and draw conclusions
  • Examine data collected by the federal government on injury and death, and think critically about how that data might be used
  • Discuss and analyze how to reduce the injuries and deaths that are most prevalent among people their age

Relevant Standards:
This activity fulfills science and health education standards.

BAM! Body and Mind Resources:

  • Your Safety — This section provides suggestions on how students can stay safe while being outside and active. Kids are given ways to protect their bodies with proper gear and tips on how to play safely in the water, as well as shield themselves from sun exposure and ticks.
  • Gear Up — Students can investigate the gear they need when they are participating in a favorite physical activity.