BioCONECT Curriculum Supplement
(Biology of Cancer, ONline Education Connecting Teens)
What is cancer? How does cancer develop?
How do they test genes? How is breast cancer diagnosed and treated?
What can I do to reduce my risk?
An intergrated curriculum supplement that enhances learning by encouraging students to transfer their
knowledge of biology and genetics to real-life situations using breast cancer as the context.
BioCONECT ~ Teacher Training
BioCONECT, an innovative high school curriculum supplement for biology and
science courses, is designed to improve science skills and increase awareness of
breast cancer among high school students. Students develop problem-solving and
decision making skills with real-life applications, apply their knowledge of biology,
expand their understanding of genetics, explore relationships between science
and technology and learn about health-related careers. Using breast cancer as the
context, students also learn how cancer develops, identify risk factors for cancer
and investigate ways to reduce cancer risk. The curriculum contributes to both
the improvement of science literacy and the increase of breast cancer awareness
among youth, which by emphasizing healthy behaviors during adolescence longterm
health benefits may be attained throughout adulthood. Based on a real-life
case study, BioCONECT centers around Steve and Nikki, who are grappling with
understanding their mother’s new diagnosis of breast cancer. The curriculum
also addresses national science education standards. BioCONECT can be used
throughout the year, or used to prepare students for standardized assessments.
||July 17 & July 18, 2013
||9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
||The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
||Curriculum binder and kit (valued at $300, including gel electrophoresis equipment)
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