This one page reading comes with a 4 question reflection/understanding check at the end. The reading explains why cancer treatments may cause hair to fall out. The reading lightly explains the difference between chemotherapy and radiation therapy build student understanding of how each treatment targets cancerous cells. I hope this short reading will help students understand how cancer treatments work to find and destroy cancer cells, and how hair cells manage to get caught in the crossfire.
The questions at the end have been double printed so that you can save paper. Simply print and cut in half to distribute to students. If students do work in interactive science notebooks, the small size of the questions sheet will allow students to cut-and-paste it into their notebooks as well.
Enjoy! Please let me know what you think, and how your students responded to the reading!