Many of life’s little chores such as sweeping and dusting, are quietly satisfying and rather fun.  Washing dishes by hand, however, is never fun, which is why come clever person made the dishwasher.  This handy invention soaks, washes, and rinses your dishes to a spot-free, sanitary sparkle.  You unload the dishes, and the machine is ready to start the cycle all over again.  A cell goes through a cycle, too.  This

webpage cancer-cellscycle of growth, DNA synthesis, and division is essential for an organism to grow and heal.  If it goes out of control, abnormal cell growth may occur, resulting in cancer cells like those shown to the right.  (McDougal Littell)  Chapter 5
NGSS:  LS 1.4


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Lectures and Notes:

Biology Syllabus
Lecture Notes Unit 6 (Chapter 5) 
PowerPoint Lecture Unit 6 (Chapter 5)
Quizlet: Chapter 5 Defining Terms


Worksheet: Chapter 5 Defining Terms
Worksheet: Chapter 5 Concept Review

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab:  Mitosis Movie 
Lab: The Cell Cycle (Pogil)
Lab: Mitosis (Pogil)
Lab: Cell Size (Pogil)

Textbook Resources:

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The Cell Cycle and Cancer
Meiosis: The Great Divide
Mitosis Splitting up is complicated (Learnhub)
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