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Cancer Project: How can you get a cancer gene and how could it lead to cancer?

Exceeds (4)

Meets (3)

Nearly Meets (2)

Beginning (1)

Cancer Standard 1

Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA in coding the instructions for inheritable cancers

(characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.) (HS-LS3-1)

Includes all conditions of Meets as well as the following:

Script asks a question and explores possible answers concerning how the same gene in different people doesn’t always lead to cancer

❑  Script uses all specific vocabulary (see meets) correctly and is explained understandable at a 5th grade level

Script is engaging and contains a hook that challenges viewers to want to learn more about this topic

Script is written with visualizations in mind and kept to the 3 minute format.

Includes all of the following:

 Script explains how a gene causes a trait (such as cancer)

❑  Script uses at least 7 of 10 vocabulary are used correctly in your evaluation and are bolded in script

  • Chromosomes, Gene, Proteins, Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes, DNA replication, Apoptosis, Benign, Malignant,  Gene Expression

The role of DNA in cancer lacks clarity or depth.

Some vocabulary is used but incorrectly or in a vague way

Clarifying questions are not specified or are irrelevant.

Most essential vocabulary terms missing or incorrectly used.

Cancer Standard 3

Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from different factors. (HS-LS3-2)

Includes all conditions of Meets as well as the following:

❑  Script describes how someone could get a cancer gene through all three of the forms of genetic variation (with examples of cancer for each):

  • New genetic combinations through meiosis & genetic recombination
  • DNA mutations caused during replication
  • DNA mutations caused by environmental factors.

Script describes evidence that supports that genetic variation can be caused by one of the three previous forms

Script describes  the difference  between genetic and environmental causes of cancer

Includes all of the following:

❑  Script describes how someone could get a cancer gene through two of the forms of genetic variation (with examples of cancer for each):

  • New genetic combinations through meiosis & genetic recombination
  • DNA mutations caused during replication
  • DNA mutations caused by environmental factors.

The forms of inheritance are unclear as it relates to cancer.  

Does not distinguish between the three forms of inheritance.