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Parent Letter

Dear Parents, 

          In your child's Biology class we are beginning a short-term project that will focus on the steps of the Cell Cycle and the process of Cell Division and its relationship to cancer cells.  This will be a 2 week project and is based directly on state science content standards.  This project will focus on our driving question:  “How can we stop the spread of cancer cells?”  Students will conduct a series of short investigations in order to build the knowledge they need to design their final product:  a presentation on a specific type of cancer and its treatment.

          We hope to engage your child’s interest in the Cell Cycle by linking the topic to current events and modern technology and research.  Students will formally present their research on the final day of the project.  We encourage family and friends to attend the final presentations and we have invited representatives from the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life to observe the presentations and give a brief talk.

           We realize that cancer is a sensitive subject that affects many families. The purpose of this project is to have an open and honest discussion of the mechanisms of this disease, as well as the treatments, in order to dispel misconceptions.

        If you have any questions prior to the start of the project, please call me at 512-555-5555 or email:  biology@gmail.com. Another helpful resource is the following website: https://sites.google.com/site/pbicellsgonewild20112/home



Mrs. Coonan and Ms. King