The Cell Cycle and Cancer

Do you know why chemotherapy causes hair loss? A video explains the mitosis portion of the cell cycle and focuses on why we should care. The lesson explains what a cancer is as well as its current and potential future treatments.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Visit the publisher's website to print handouts that correspond with the videos
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is more understandable if learners know about the interphase prior to watching
  • If anyone in the class has cancer, warn them in advance of the lesson that it is being covered to help them prepare emotionally
  • The 11th video in a series of 33
Pros

  • Engaging cartoon graphics thoroughly explain a difficult topic without overwhelming pupils
  • Authors moderate comments to avoid foul language
Cons

  • None