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Cell Cycle and Cancer

Cell Cycle and Cancer: Investigation 1 - Normal Tissue

In Investigation One, you will examine slides of normal tissue. During this Investigation, you will:

1. View the following prepared slides under a microscope:

  • normal skin tissue
  • normal lung tissue
  • normal breast tissue (active and inactive)

2. Observe the components of these normal tissues:

  • Skin: dermis; epidermis; subcutaneous layer
  • Lung: respiratory bronchioles; blood vessels, alveoli
  • Breast: lobe; adipose cells

 

Cell Cycle and Cancer: Investigation 2 - Cell Division and Replication

In Investigation Two, you will explore the factors that determine cell division and replication. During this Investigation, you will:

1. Construct a model of the cell cycle using tubing including the following phases:

  • G1 Phase
  • S Phase
  • G2 Phase
  • M Phase

2. Identify the following sub-phases of M Phase as:

  • Prophase
  • Metaphase
  • Anaphase
  • Telophase

3. Alter the cell cycle model to show how the cell stops and starts each phase.

Cell Cycle and Cancer: Investigation 3 - Cell Cycle/Normal and Cancerous Tissue

In Investigation Three, you will explore the process of cell division in normal and in cancerous tissue. During this Investigation, you will:

1. Examine the role of contact inhibition in preventing cells from continuously dividing.

2. Model what happens when a normal cell is transformed into a cancerous cell.

3. View and compare prepared slides of normal and cancerous lung and breast tissue under a microscope.

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Cell Cycle and Cancer: Investigation 4 - Performance Assessment

This Performance Assessment is designed to allow students to solve a problem using the:

  • concepts with which they have become familiar during the previous three Investigations, and
  • procedures used during the previous three Investigations.

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