What Is Leukemia?

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Leukemia afflicts children more than any other type of cancer. Pupils explore the nature of harmful mutations in cell DNA, the reproduction of damaged cells in blood and bone marrow, and their effect on normal functions of the human body.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • You can potentially use this video as part of an introduction to basic cell biology, as it provides fantastic illustrations of the functions of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets
Classroom Considerations

  • Video moves quickly through content; be sure to pause accordingly to answer questions, or to provide as homework for pupils to move through at their own pace
  • Learners should have background knowledge of several biology concepts to help them process in the information in this video, including types of tissue, cell mutations, DNA, bone marrow, and functions of the blood
Pros

  • Excellent illustrations and animations
  • Brief video touching upon many biology topics
  • Customize the online assessment, discussion questions, or additional resources
Cons

  • None
Common Core