Genetic Disorder Research Project

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9th - 12th
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It took my students a little bit of time to get into this assignment, but once they did, they really enjoyed research their chosen disorder and coming up with the final product.
My students really enjoyed this assignment. It was very straightforward and easy to understand. I made changes to the rubric to fit in with Ontario standards.


In this genetic disorder research project, students will simulate what it would be like to be an adult expecting a child with a genetic disorder. Students will select (or be assigned) a genetic disorder that their future child will inherit. They will investigate this disorder and present their findings through four perspectives: the perspective of a doctor, a genetic counselor, a parent (themselves), and a community support group. Students will display their research using a scrapbook, PowerPoint, Prezi, video, or other pre-approved method. If time available, these will be shared via a gallery walk with the class.

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  • 7 pages of student handouts and rubrics (PDF)
  • Sample student work (PDF)

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