Development Balances Cell Growth and Death

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Cells demonstrate a life cycle like other living things, but what if death was no longer part of the cycle? Learn about the important balance requiring death to continue functioning. An online interactive introduces a group of scientists approaching the concepts from multiple disciplines. It details the mutations, the long-term problems, and how the knowledge might help fight cancer in the future.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the pros and cons of never dying before introducing the lesson
  • Read more about the shared Nobel prize won by Brenner, Horvitz, and Sulston
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of cells, mitosis, and life cycles

  • Includes many primary sources including photographs and videos
  • Addresses multiple learning styles

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