Cells Gone Wild

Kathy Coonan
Shana King

This project allows students to perform several collaborative explorations about the cell cycle and its checkpoints in order to build the knowledge and skills required to address the driving question "How can we stop the spread of cancer cells?".  Students will ultimately research a specific type of cancer, develop a short power point presentation explaining how it circumvents the normal cell cycle, and summarize the methods currently being used to treat the cancer.  The results will be shared with classmates as well as members of the greater community associated with the American Cancer Society and/or the Central Austin Relay for Life.   Finally, students will be invited to organize a school-wide team to participate in the annual Central Austin Relay for Life.