Study two activities you routinely engage in.
Determine just how risky they are.
What, if anything, can you do to lessen the risk?
Are these risks worth taking?
As a class, brainstorm everyday activities.
- Sort them into two groups, activities you think ARE risky, and activities you thing ARE NOT risky. Where will you put swimming, bike riding, eating peanut butter and playing soccer?
- Form teams of three or four to investigate two activities, one from each list.
- As a team, create two lists for each activity--what do you already know about the activity and what you need to find out.
Analyzing risk is probably new to you. It involves weighing risks against benefits and costs against benefits. To help you develop a research plan, you can follow a real decision-making process.
Check your work plan with your teacher to make sure you have not left out any important steps. Begin your research by looking for information about your "risky business."