Resources for Focus on Risk Activity 3 – Chances Are…Understanding Probability and Risk

The concept of probability, or chance, plays an important role in risk assessment. In this activity, students will conduct a series of experiments, such as tossing coins, to develop an understanding of probability. They will then apply their knowledge of probability to a scenario about the potential risk of using cellular phones.

This is one of 11 activities that can be found in PLT’s Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Risk. To get the activity, attend a training and receive PLT’s Focus on Risk secondary module. Below are some supporting resources for this activity. 

STUDENT PAGES

Download the copyright free student pages that are included with this activity:

Data Sheet for Actual Coin Tosses (PDF)

Sheet for Coin Toss Predictions (PDF)

Tree Diagrams (PDF)