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How risky is life? Lesson 2. Last lesson we looked at risks that were ‘life or death’. We tried to get an idea of how risky our lives actually are. This lesson, we will concentrate on the facts!. Estimate the number of deaths caused per year.

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## How risky is life? Lesson 2

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**Last lesson we looked at risks that were ‘life or**death’. • We tried to get an idea of how risky our lives actually are. • This lesson, we will concentrate on the facts!**Estimate the number of deaths caused per year..**The data above refers to deaths caused in England and Wales 2005.**Write the number of people represented on each strip.**• How have you worked this out? • Cut these out and place the ‘cause of death’ cards in between them • Extension: • Use the actual numbers of deaths to work out the proportion of the total population that died from each cause.**Which risks do people worry about too much?**• Which risks should people worry about more?**Representing the facts**• On sheet S6, the whole grid represents 50 million people. • How many people are represented by each big square? • How many people are represented by each small square? • Shade in the diagram to represent each cause of death.**Plenary discussion**• What are the chances of dying from an unexpected cause? • Are these all the deaths? • How many people die in the UK each year? • Given that it is about 500,000 – Where are all these deaths coming from? • Find out how many people died of smoking in 2005 before next time..

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