Big Questions: Cancer


Biological Sciences – Cells, Genetics

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Years: 8, 10

The internet of thoughts is coming | Cosmos

Space tourism – a launch Australia can’t afford to miss – Australia’s Science Channel

The little-known native foods about to change the world – Australia’s Science Channel

From 3D printing to bioplastic, seaweed just keeps on giving – Australia’s Science Channel

Corals can’t adjust to acidic oceans – Australia’s Science Channel

Scientists closing in on deadly frog fungus – Australia’s Science Channel

Big Questions: Cancer – Australia’s Science Channel

Big Questions: Cancer – Australia’s Science Channel

Koala populations hanging by a thread – Australia’s Science Channel

Chernobyl is now a hugely important wildlife refuge | Cosmos

For Antarctic food webs, penguin poo is the gift that keeps | Cosmos

Video Length: 2:15 mins

What is cancer – the deadly disease that affects the lives of millions of people around the world each year? And… why do some people get it, and others not?

UNSW cancer researcher A/Prof Darren Saunders says cancer is one of the greatest health challenges of our time. There is so much more to do to advance prevention, treatment and cure this deadly disease.

This short video clip would fit well with Biological Sciences for Years 8 and 10 when discussing cell function and mutation. The importance of future technology and development of STEM in the Medical sector could also be discussed here.

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