Big Data and Bone Fracture Risk


Explore how “big data” could be used to predict bone fracture risk.

A “big data” research study collects information from many individuals and a variety of sources over an extended period of time.  Big data research has the potential to predict, prevent, or treat disease.  Analysis of big data sets may reveal factors associated with increased risks for health problems such as bone fractures.

  • Investigate factors that could be used to predict bone fracture risk.
  • Conduct simulated medical tests, record data, and analyze data.
  • Explore how big data sets may reveal other factors that could be used to understand bone fracture risk.
Assembled kits
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master
Materials to refill 10 kits

Kit Includes

  • Interpreting Bone Density T-Scores
  • Hip Bone X-Ray Images
  • Graphs: Bone Fracture Risks
  • Instructions for Blood Plasma Tests
  • Instructions for Bone Marker Test
  • Data from Electronic Sources
  • 4 tubes of simulated Blood Plasma
  • 4 simulated Blood Plasma Test Strips
  • Tube of simulated Bone Marker Test Solution
  • 5 labeled droppers
  • Bone Marker Test Sheet

Also Required

  • Safety goggles

Quantity Discounts


  • 1 – 9 kits: $18.95 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $18.00 each
  • 25+ kits: $17.06 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $146.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $139.60 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $62.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $59.80 each

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »

Performance Expectations:


  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Analyzing and Interpreting Data - Construct, analyze, and/or interpret graphical displays of data and/or large data sets to identify linear and nonlinear relationships.

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas


  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Patterns - Patterns can be used to identify cause and effect relationships.