What is Cancer?

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This year, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and 595,690 people will die from the disease. Learners define cancer, see how and why it grows in the body, how doctors can treat it, and what the future holds for cancer patients and treatments. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before showing the video, take a survey of the class to see who can define cancer
  • Use the video as a supplement in a unit on body systems
  • Assign a PBL assignment on cancer as a follow-up
Classroom Considerations

  • Classroom must have a computer, projection system, and access to the Internet 
  • Part five in a series of 37
Pros

  • Great visuals, definition, and explanation of cancer
  • Simple explanations of the different types of treatments
  • Video is less than 10 minutes, so it is easy to incorporate into any lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS