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Genetic Disorder Project
Purpose: One of the largest scientific investigations is how we as humans can be healthy
and continue to be healthy throughout our lives. The most money in scientific research is
spent investigating in the medical field. The human genome project is constantly being
refined and we still continue to learn more and more about the field of genetics. This
project’s focus is to familiarize one’s self with a genetic disorder, for deeper
understanding and tolerance to those who might have this genetic disorder.
What is a Genetic Disorder? : Both environmental and genetic factors have roles in the
development of any disease. A genetic disorder is a disease caused by abnormalities in
an individual’s genetic material (genome).
• Choose a Genetic Disorder.
• Create a bibliography (for the resources and information you looked up)
• Number the lines of your project so that they can be easily to reference. For
Example, “In line 56 of your paper in appendix A, it says…”
• Do not cut and paste from your references. This is plagiarism and points will be
deducted. Paraphrase, cite the reference, and add the reference to your
• Follow the following list of features of genetic disorders to make sure that your
project meets all of the requirements that this project must have:
a. Explanation of disorder
d. Treatments, Prevention, Cure (or possibility of)
e. What a “day in the life…” is like for someone who has the disorder.
f. Conclusion: Your opinion counts.
• Make sure you have a concluding statement at the end of your report.
• Papers should be 2-5 pages long, double spaced, and use font size 12, and Times
New Roman font. Research information sources and websites have to be listed on
a separate page and do count to the total number of pages
• Present a summary of your paper on an 3x5 card to your classmates.
Rubric for the written paper.- Due February 16
Parts of the 0pts 5pts 10pt 15pts 20pts
Not Formed but Formed,
Description of Formed but Formed with
formed difficult to has all of
Disorder not relevant minor errors
understand the listed
Organization Organized, Some
was but difficult organization, Well
attempted to but organized
but failed. understand incomplete
relevant Relevant, Relevant
Relevance of relevance relevant,
or mostly and
resources and some mostly
reliable reliability reliable
(Bibliography) reliability of reliable
in sources sources.
relevant but Relevant but Relevant and
Appropriate Not not not mostly
conclusion relevant consistent satisfactorily consistent
with addressed with research
Minimum score 0
Maximum score: 80
Rubric for Class presentation
Category Point score
Speaks clearly. 5pts
Speaks to audience 5pts
(doesn’t just read an index card)
Prepared index card. 5pt
Audience participation. 5pts
(Claps, asks appropriate questions)
Minimum Score 0
Maximum Score 20
Flow Chart Schedule
Teacher craft the task and task November 23
requirements Points: 0
Teacher Brief students about the task December 11th
Students select a genetic disorder Due: December 18th
Points: 10 (Late=0)
Students define areas to research for 1 index card per school day, Index card
information. inspections will be done the first day of
the week for 3 weeks.
Jan 4 5 cards- 5pts
Jan 11 5 cards-5pts
Jan 19 5cards-5pts
Points: 15 total.
Bibliography draft due January 20th
(at least 5 resources) Bibliography of at least 5 resources
points:75 total (late=0)
Students examine information and January 20-27
organize it into a coherent draft. Points: 0
Teacher critiques students’ draft January 28-February8
Points:0, but valuable.
Final Draft is due February 16
Points: 80pts (see rubric)
2 minute class presentation. February 16 -February 19
Break Down of how this project is scored
Marking Period 2 Marking period 3
Select a genetic disorder: 10 points Final Draft: 80 possible points
Index Cards: 15 points Class presentation: 20 possible points.
Bibliography: 75 points
Total for Marking period 2: 100points Total For Marking period 3:100points
List of Genetic Disorders.
<You are not limited to this list>>
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