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Outside the Box - Can We Cure Cancer?

This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson covering human biology, cell biology, genetics, problem-solving, and design thinking. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and 21st Century skills and concepts.

Grades
6
7
8

OVERVIEW:

This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson for middle school Life Science by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills.

STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT:

Students will create and participate in a "breakout"-style clue-hunting game about novel cancer oncology therapies designed to help them discover, understand, and apply new ways of thinking to solving common problems.

SUGGESTED SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

It is suggested that students should have familiarity with the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  • A basic understanding of genetics, chromosomes and DNA
  • A basic understanding of the growth and development of organisms
  • A basic understanding of inheritance and variation of traits
  • A basic understanding of adaptation in organisms

SEQUENCE AND PACING

This project-based lesson includes enough material for use in five 45-minutes periods of instruction. If a more focused lesson is appropriate, select the 3-day Short Lesson. The Concept Check version provides activities which reinforce the core math concepts.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES (suggested):

  • Internet access

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

These activities support the following NGSS curriculum standards:

  • LS1.A Structure and Function
  • LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
  • LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
  • LS3.B: Variation of Traits
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