This module is aimed at college freshmen, although it could be used with slightly older or slightly younger students. Its purpose is to instruct students on the process of engaging with the kinds of text they are likely to encounter in their first year in college. Included are an introduction that establishes a set of "rules" for reading text with a critical/analytical eye, a sample text drawn from an OER source, and a model of how to read the text.
This engineering design challenge is a great hands-on activity that utilizes the engineering design process, 3D modeling, and 3D printing technology. The challenge can be completed individually or in groups of 2 to 3. Students will work to complete the following challenge: Using the design process, design, document, model, and produce a toy car with interchangeable parts.
Epidemiological studies can be described as belonging to one of two categories: descriptive or analytical. Descriptive studies involve detailed investigations of individuals in order to improve knowledge of disease. Descriptive studies often have no prior hypotheses and are opportunistic studies of disease whereas analytical studies are used to test hypotheses by selection and comparison of groups. However, data obtained from analytical studies can be used in a descriptive manner and vice versa.