Cells role in cancer

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SCIENCE | MIDDLE SCHOOL

Preventing Cancer at a Cellular Level

Researchers are looking deep into our cells to study the origins of cancer. This audio story is about scientific research that’s trying to prevent cancer at a cellular level. It also looks at how more money is spent on treating the disease than studying ways to prevent it.

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Story Length: 3:45

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • In what ways did Andrew Carnegie’s libraries serve their communities?
  • How did Carnegie benefit from a library when he was growing up?
  • Which personality traits helped propel Carnegie from poverty to riches? Bring specific details from the story to support your ideas.
  • According to Carnegie, what should rich people do with their money and why? Why was Carnegie known as both generous and “brutal”?

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  • In your opinion, what should really rich people do with their fortunes?
  • What does it take for a person to rise from “rags to riches”?

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