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Cancer and Cell Fate in the Intestinal Epithelium

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What happens when intestinal epithelia receive the wrong directions during differentiation? Discover how tumors form in the intestinal lining using a narrated video. The resource shows both normal and cancerous growth using specially pigmented mouse epithelial cells.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Before showing the video, have the class complete a Click and Learn about the cell cycle and cancer
  • Ask students to describe other ways the function of the intestinal lining would be affected by unregulated cell growth 
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with the digestive systems and the function of the small intestine prior to watching
  • Labeled animation makes it easy for viewers to keep track of specific areas of the intestinal lining as it changes
  • Related materials are a click away at the bottom of the page
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