What Is Cancer?

Almost 40 percent of people will have cancer at some point in their lifetime. The Fuse School Genetics video explains what cancer is and how it results in a tumor. It describes the process of cell division and mutation throughout the body and introduces the causes of cancer as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss which cancer causes people can control and which they can't (e.g. smoking versus genetics)
  • Debate the role of government in preventing cancer by limiting exposure to carcinogens
Classroom Considerations

  • Use compassion during discussion, as most people have been personally impacted by cancer
Pros

  • Cartoon graphics prevent the video from being scary
  • Works well for both traditional and flipped classes
Cons

  • None
Common Core