Cancer Unit Student Resources


Driving Question: How do you get cancer and why doesn’t everyone have the disease?

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

 Cell Cycle Notes

 Onion Root Tip Lab 

 Cell Division & DNA Webquest: Part A & Part B

 Cellular Division Concept Map

        

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.

 

 Meiosis Notes

 Gummy Worm Lab

 Meiosis Animation

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

 Video Notes:  Genetic Diversity

 Cancer Newsela Article Reading Summary

 Cell Division & DNA Webquest: Part C

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Inquiry Standard 1:

Planning & Evaluation

 Onion Root Tip Lab 

Inquiry Standard 2:

Data Analysis & Technology

 Onion Root Tip Lab