7G – Upper School Science – Cell Cycle and Cancer

During Cell Cycle and Cancer (Core Experience Learning Lab), students will spend time building and analyzing models of the cell cycle which will allow them to discover how cells are regulated and why regulation of cells is important for normal tissue function. Students will further discover that the loss of regulation of the cell cycle can lead to the development of a tumor and cancer. Comparing slides of healthy and cancerous tissues (breast, lung, skin) will help students visualize the organized nature of healthy cells versus the disorganized nature of cancer cells and draw conclusions about the cycle within those cells.