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Point

I believe the enduring learning point for this unit was the cell divide pattern and what can happen when the cells mutate.

Explanation

Understanding how the cell divide pattern works and what happens when it goes wrong explains a lot of things. Understanding what happens when cells mutate can help you understand diseases like cancer, and how they develop. It can also help you understand how your body heals. Next time you get a cut you’ll know how it’s being fixed. With this information you’ll also know how cells die and replenish themselves.

Real life

This information can help you know more about your body. It can also help you in your career, if you want to be an oncologist or if you want to attempt to cure cancer. Understanding mitosis and the cell cycle can also help you to pass grade 10 science class.

Websites

1- The first website (https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/cellular-molecular-biology/mitosis/a/phases-of-mitosis) is very clear in explaining mitosis. It includes figures that show each stage. It also explains what mitosis is, and why it’s important. It uses clear, easily understood language, without compromising the content.

2- The second website (http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/how-cancer-starts) is more about cancer. It explains what cell mutations are and how they happen. It includes pictures and videos to make the content more clear.

Journal

The journal (http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=T003&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=8&docId=GALE%7CA514967473&docType=Report&sort=DA-SORT&contentSegment=&prodId=GPS&contentSet=GALE%7CA514967473&searchId=R1&userGroupName=ko_k12hs_d26&inPS=true) explains researchers findings in breast cancer. It tells of how they made the finding as well as what is wrong with the cells.