Name________________________________________________________Core_______
Genetic Disorder Project
Please choose one of the disorders below and tell your teacher the disease you picked.
You must research this topic and design a presentation to show the other students in class.
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Achondroplasia/ Dwarfism
Aicardi Syndrome
Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome
Cri Du Chat/ Cat Cry Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis
Fanconi Anemia
Hemochromatosis
Hemophilia
Hunter Syndrome (MPS II)
Huntington's Disease
Hurler Syndrome (MPS I)
Klinefelter Syndrome
Krabbes Disease
Marfan Syndrome
Moebius Syndrome
Nail Patella Syndrome (Turner – Kieser)
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Neurofibromatosis (NFI & NFII)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
Porphyria
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Progeria
Proteus Syndrome
Rett Syndrome
Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPS III)
Sickle Cell Disease
Tay-Sachs
Treacher Collins Syndrome
Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome)
Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)
Turner's Syndrome
Williams Syndrome
Name of Your Group’s Genetic Disorder______________________________________
Group Roles
Each person has a specific topic that they will research and on which they will
be graded. For your topic you must include 4 solid facts that pertain to your specific research.
See the sections below for ideas for research.
a) Historian: Name_______________________________________________________
Your job is to find out the history of the disorder. Who discovered it? When did they
discover it? Where did they discover it? How did they discover it? Have any famous
people had this disease? Are there any interesting stories that involve this disease?
b) Geneticist: Name_______________________________________________________
Your job is to find out the specific reason for the disease. Does a recessive gene cause it?
A mutation? What chromosome?
c) Patient:
Name_______________________________________________________
Your job is to find out the symptoms and effects of the disease. What happens to the
person that has this disease?
d) Doctor:
Name_______________________________________________________
Your job is to find out how do they treat this disease. What medications, surgeries or
other treatments do patients use to help deal with this disease?
Name________________________________________________________Core_______
Presentation Options:
Choose a presentation style below and let your teacher know.
Newspaper
Pamphlet
Picture book
Interview
Advice Column
Diary
Play/Skit
Movie
Powerpoint/ Google presentation
Classroom poster
Website
Podcast
Set of poems (can supplement with factual info)
Scrapbook
Cereal box (recommended for GMO’s)
Alphabet book
Game
Commercial
How-to Book
Bulletin Board
Mural
Choose-your-own-adventure
Coloring book
Wanted poster
Soap Opera
Protest letter
Movie poster
Comic Strip
Pop-up Book
Animal Story
Songs/raps
Rubric
NAME of
Group
Member
GROUP
GRADE
Roles
Section is well
put together,
includes 4
solid facts.
Section is
missing 1 fact
OR has a
content error
Section is
missing two
facts OR has
errors.
Section is
missing 3
facts AND/OR
has multiple
errors
Historian
4
3
2
1
Geneticist
4
3
2
1
Patient
4
3
2
1
Doctor
4
3
2
1
Presentation includes eye
contact, loud and clear delivery,
Project has no grammatical
errors, logical formatting and
bibliography
Presentation
and project
missing 1
component
Presentation
and project
missing 2
components
Presentation
and project
missing 3 or
more
components
4
3
2
1
Name________________________________________________________Core_______
Genetic Technology Project
Please choose one of the topics below and tell your teacher the topic you picked. You
must research this and design a presentation to show the other students in class.
Genetically modified foods/ GMO’s
DNA fingerprinting
Cloning
Mutations
Epigenetics
Genetic engineering
Human genome project
Genetic counseling
Gene therapy
Designer babies
Group Roles
Each person has a specific topic that they will research and on which they will
be graded. For your topic you must include 4 solid facts that pertain to your specific research.
See the sections below for ideas for research.
a) Definer (part 1): Name__________________________________________________
Your job is to report what your project is about. What does it mean? What is the purpose
of it? Why is it done/used?
b) Historian: Name_______________________________________________________
Your job is to find out the history of the technology. Who discovered it? When did they
discover it? You must include a timeline showing the progress of this technology over
time (timeline needs to include at least 4 events). Include with the event some details
about what happened.
c) Geneticist: Name_______________________________________________________
Your job is to explain the relationship of your technology to DNA/ chromosomes/ genes.
What is the process that involves genetic material? What tools are used? What happens
in the lab? How do people use the information from the lab? What are some examples of
this?
Definer (part 2): What has happened with this topic in the last year or two? Bring us up
to date on what is going on with this technology right now. What do people hope to be
able to do in the future with this technology?
d) Ethicist: Name_______________________________________________________
Your job is to look at both sides of the issue. What is positive about this? What is
negative about this? Research why some people want to use this and some don’t. What
could go wrong? What could make the world a better place? Make sure you use actual
sources in your report.
Name________________________________________________________Core_______
Presentation Options:
Choose a presentation style below and let your teacher know.
Newspaper
Pamphlet
Picture book
Interview
Advice Column
Diary
Play/Skit
Movie
Powerpoint/ Google presentation
Classroom poster
Website
Podcast
Set of poems (can supplement with factual info)
Scrapbook
Cereal box (recommended for GMO’s)
Alphabet book
Game
Commercial
How-to Book
Bulletin Board
Mural
Choose-your-own-adventure
Coloring book
Wanted poster
Soap Opera
Protest letter
Movie poster
Comic Strip
Pop-up Book
Animal Story
Songs/raps
Rubric
NAME of
Group
Member
GROUP
GRADE
Roles
Section is well
put together,
includes 4
solid facts.
Section is
missing 1 fact
OR has a
content error
Section is
missing two
facts OR has
errors.
Section is
missing 3
facts AND/OR
has multiple
errors
Definer
4
3
2
1
Historian
4
3
2
1
Geneticist
4
3
2
1
Ethicist
4
3
2
1
Presentation includes eye
contact, loud and clear delivery,
Project has no grammatical
errors, logical formatting and
bibliography
Presentation
and project
missing 1
component
Presentation
and project
missing 2
components
Presentation
and project
missing 3 or
more
components
4
3
2
1
Name________________________________________________________Core_______