Babies and Birth Defects: A Mystery in Texas (Teacher's Guide). Excite Education Curriculum Module: Folic Acid
This educational module introduces concepts like: epidemiology, neural tube birth defects and folic acid, through the intermediate of an actual epidemiologic case in which three babies are born with anencephaly, a severe and fatal neural tube birth defect. The students learn about the scientific method and epidemiology as they follow the steps scientists used to investigate the problem.
This module is designed to provide teachers with all the necessary information, techniques and materials for teaching middle school and high school students about epidemiology, neural tube birth defects, and folic acid.