Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Cancer Research

Extension

Students will apply what they have learned about protein synthesis and control within a cell by researching different types of cancer.

Objectives: 

Students will be able to identify causes, symptoms, and treatments for various types of cancer by making a brochure and doing a presentation.

Lesson Materials: 

Cancer presentation directions, Learning from Patients DVD - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Holiday Lectures on Science, December 2003.
Cancer research document

Maryland State Standards: 

1.1.1

The student will recognize that real problems have more than one solution and decisions to accept one solution over another are made on the basis of many issues.

1.1.4

The student will recognize data that are biased.

1.4.2

The student will analyze data to make predictions or decisions or to draw conclusions.

1.5.9

The student will communicate conclusions derived through a synthesis of ideas.

1.7.1

The student will apply the skills, processes, and concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science to societal issues.

1.7.2

The student will identify and evaluate the impact of scientific ideas and/or advancements in technology on society.

1.7.5

The student will investigate career possibilities in the various areas of science.(NTB)

1.7.6

The student will explain how development of scientific knowledge leads to the creation of new technology and how technological advances allow for additional scientific accomplishments.

3.1.2

The student will be able to discuss factors involved in the regulation of chemical activity as part of a homeostatic mechanism.

3.3.2

The student will illustrate and explain how expressed traits are passed from parent to offspring.

3.3.3

The student will explain how a genetic trait is determined by the code in a DNA molecule

3.3.4

The student will interpret how the effects of DNA alteration can be beneficial or harmful to the individual, society, and/or the environment.