I created these resources to use with Flinn’s Cancer and the Loss of Cell Cycle Control Advanced Inquiry Activity (Catalog #FB2033). The Flinn set includes two normal karyotype sheets and 9 abnormal karyotype sheets. To make the resource more usable in the classroom, I created the following items:
* pre-lab questions based on the background information
* answer key for pre-lab questions
* a Denver system template for their karyotypes formatted for ledger paper (11x17)
* data table for analysis of the abnormal karyotypes
Cell division and the cell cycle are fundamental topics for biology students to learn, and this activity provides a highly relevant, real-world application.