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Web-quest Professor Katie Voskoboynik

Table of Contents
Mitosis .................................................................................................................................. 1 Cancer ................................................................................................................................... 1 Cell Culture Techniques ......................................................................................................... 2

Mitosis
Directions: Use the following link to a virtual lab on mitosis. Click on Cell Reproduction and then on the onion root tip. Count the number of cells in each stage of the cell cycle: Interphase Prophase Metaphase Anaphase Telophase # of cells % of cells spent in phase based on a 24hr cycle

Cancer
Directions: Use the following website to learn more about Cancer and answer the questions below.

1. What is cancer?

Web-quest Professor Katie Voskoboynik

2. List 3 causes of cancer

3. What are two most common types of cancers that are similar between men and women?

4. What are 3 symptoms of cancer?

5. What are 3 ways cancer may be prevented?

Cell Culture Techniques


Directions: Watch this short video, which will introduce you to cell culture techniques.

1. List 5 items mentioned in the basic equipment list

2. What is the purpose of the hood and why should you use it when plating cells?

3. What is the purpose of an incubator? What temp should you use? What % CO2?

Web-quest Professor Katie Voskoboynik

4. What is the proper way of keeping flasks with cells in an incubator? Why is this important?

5. Why is it better to use metal beads rather than water in a water bath?