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How does access to resources in a community impact health outcomes for those living there?

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How does access to resources in a community impact health outcomes for those living there?

Is Lesson Plan High School

Sensemaking Checklist

What is Sensemaking?

Sensemaking is actively trying to figure out how the world works (science) or how to design solutions to problems (engineering). Students do science and engineering through the science and engineering practices. Engaging in these practices necessitates that students be part of a learning community to be able to share ideas, evaluate competing ideas, give and receive critique, and reach consensus. Whether this community of learners is made up of classmates or family members, students and adults build and refine science and engineering knowledge together.

Lesson Snapshot

This is Lesson 5 of the Using Data to Understand and Improve Health Outcomes Unit.

High school students, as scientists, analyze data representing many different factors for several neighborhoods found within the different counties we initially studied. Many of the neighborhoods are close to each other, but show even larger differences than we saw when we investigated differences in counties in Lesson 1. They use patterns in the data to make connections between access to community resources and health outcomes, and update a systems-level model to explain how these factors contribute to the differences in health outcomes that exist between these communities.  

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Student Materials

Per Student

Per Group

  • 2 pieces of chart paper 
  • Computer or tablet if accessing the electronic version of materials

Teacher Materials

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