Cancer Unit Standard & Learning Targets:

Standard: Structures & Processes

LS1.A & B: Variation of Traits, Growth & Development

  • I can use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms. LS1-4

Learning Targets

Knowledge

1. I can define and use the following terms as they relate to our unit:

  • DNA, protein, cell differentiation, mitosis

2. I can identify the inputs and outputs of mitosis

Reasoning

1. I can describe how the terms gene, chromosome, DNA, protein, and trait are related

2. I can explain how different cell types are produced

3. I can construct an explanation of how multicellular organisms regenerate cells

Product

I can create a complete summary of the causes of a selected type of cancer with an explanation of the causes (genetic vs environmental), effects, and critiques current treatment options and proposes potential future treatments.

Standard: Biological Evolution & Inheritance

LS3.A & B: Variation & Inheritance

  • I can ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.  LS3-1
  • I can make and defend a claim using evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. LS3.2

Learning Targets

Knowledge Targets

1. I can define and use the following terms as they relate to our unit:

  • Meiosis, gamete, diploid & haploid, mutation, DNA, DNA replication, Environment, genetic variation

2.  I can identify a cause of genetic variation from a scenario or picture

3. I can identify the inputs and outputs of meiosis

Reasoning Target

  1. I can distinguish between environmental and reproductive mutations

2.  I can evaluate the generational impact of mutations

3.  I can explain ways DNA can be altered

Product Target

I can create a complete summary of the causes of a selected type of cancer with an explanation of the causes (genetic vs environmental), effects, and critiques current treatment options and proposes potential future treatments.