AbstractDevelopment funded in part by the ScholarWorks Learning Object Grant Program, 2012
The animated song and screencast videos are intended to be used together to give students an introduction to the types of genes that regulate normal cell division and an understanding of the processes that lead to cancer. It is intended for non-biology majors (eg. CSUN BIOL100 and BIOL285) but may serve as a fun review for majors as well. After listening to the cell division song and the accompanying tutorial, students should:appreciate that cell division is a highly regulated process; know that oncogenes are the overactive versions of proto-oncogenes; know that tumor suppressors police the cell cycle and can inhibit cell division; understand the relationship between benign, malignant, and metastatic tumors; appreciate that cancer development is a multi-step process.