Clinical Trials Module

This module uses the concept of clinical trials to teach the scientific method. Students will have the opportunity to guide their own learning through a variety of “learning objects” intended to provide critical thinking about and application of required science standards.

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OVERVIEW

Brief description of the module, subject TEKS, NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, and knowledge objectives

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: SCIENTIFIC METHODS

Describe the steps in the scientific method | Ask a scientific question that defines a problem | Develop a hypothesis | Identify independent, dependent, and controlled variables

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: CLINICAL TRIALS EXPLAINED

Describe a clinical trial | Compare clinical trials to the scientific method

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: RESEARCH CONCEPTS

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BACKPACK ADVENTURES

Science fiction story built upon factual science concepts

MAKE A NOTE OF THAT

Note-taking guides

MEET A SCIENTIST

Biography of a research pioneer in the topic area

PRACTICE

Mnemonic tools and digital games

REAL SCIENCE REVIEW

Guided simulated peer review of published research re-written for readability

SCIENTIST VIDEOS

Video presentation from a scientist in topic area

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