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BioCONECT Curriculum Supplement
(Biology of Cancer, ONline Education Connecting Teens)
Grades 9-12
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, 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.

BioCONECT ~ Teacher Training
Date: July 17 & July 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: Free
Teachers Receive: Curriculum binder and kit (valued at $300, including gel electrophoresis equipment)
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