Reflection: Safety Cell Division (Day 3) - Design a Cancer Fighting Drug - Section 2: Hook


It is important to know who is present in your classroom when you show the video. Some of the students might want to share experiences, while others might just want to block it out or tear up. Be very aware of the emotions in the room, and offer students a safe place where they might go (a buddy classroom) if they need a couple of minutes. This is a day where you might want to set aside your lunch or break, and open your classroom for students that need a place to sit quietly or have you as a listening shoulder.  Be open to what your students might need from you, and as necessary provide the support they might require from you or the counselors at your site. 

If you are unsure about what the reaction to the video might be, you might consider starting with a discussion about the possible treatments for cancer, and present the video starting at 1:43 in order to attempt to ameliorate the impact of the "diagnosis". If you decide to do this, I would still suggest that you offer students your classroom as a safe place for discussions if they need to come in.

  Be prepared for some questions
  Safety: Be prepared for some questions
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Cell Division (Day 3) - Design a Cancer Fighting Drug

Unit 4: Cell Processess
Lesson 18 of 18

Objective: Students will be able to use the information gained from previous lessons to design a cancer fighting drug.

Big Idea: If you understand cell division, you could cure cancer.

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