Genetic Syndrome/Disorder Project
Mrs. Bofinger's Biology Classes
Due Date: On or before March 1, 2013
- Research a specific Genetic Syndrome or Genetic Disorder.
- Create a smore flyer (like this one), a powerpoint presentation OR write a paper using your research.
- Present your information to the class in a 3-5 minute presentation.
Research Information About Your Syndrome/Disorder
- Describe the syndrome/disorder, give a general summary.
- What is the genetic cause? Is it sex-linked, inherited, or from a mutation? Can it be passed to offspring?
- What testing is done to provide a diagnosis?
- What are the symptoms? Are they life-threatening? How are they controlled? Medicines, therapy, surgery?
- What is the impact on the person's life? Is life expectancy impacted? How does it impact the family affected?
- Are their any support groups or foundations that can help?
Show off your Research (Pick One Option)
- Create an account & create a flyer for your syndrome/disorder.
- Be creative! Change the colors and fonts to make your flyer look good!!!
- Have at least 4 text areas to provide the required information from above.
- Add at least 3 pictures to highlight your research.
- Provide a section with web-links to your sources.
- Include a multimedia section with a Youtube video, slide-show, or song.
- Email the link to your flyer to firstname.lastname@example.org
With a PowerPoint presentation...
- Have a minimum of 10 slides.
- Write in bullet points rather than paragraphs to provide all required information from above.
- Include at least 8 pictures to highlight your research.
- Provide a slide with a list of sources used in your research.
- Be Creative! Use an interesting theme, different colors and fonts.
- Email your PowerPoint file to email@example.com
With a Research Paper...
- Have an introduction paragraph, at least 4 body paragraphs and a conclusion.
- Write to inform, with correct grammar and spelling.
- Provide a list of sources at the end of your paper.
- Use 1 inch margins, calibri or arial size 11 font, and 1.5 line spacing.
- Print your paper and hand it in to Mrs. Bofinger
Other General Guidelines
- You must have at least 3 sources!
- Don't forget to include your name! Seriously, people forget this all the time.
- Use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
- Make sure your information is accurate, check the validity of your sources.
- Do not copy and paste information. Re-write information into your own words.
- Re-read your writing to ensure that it makes sense.
- Look through the rubric to understand how you will be graded.
- Become an expert on your disease/disorder, you will be teaching the class!
- You will lose 10 points per day if your project is late. Don't procrastinate!
- You will give a 3-5 minute presentation on your genetic syndrome/disorder.
- Remember to speak clearly and project your voice.
- Maintain eye contact with your audience.
- Keep your presentation interesting! Don't just read your research, that is boring! Summarize and give the key points.
- Remember that you are the expert, what do you think your classmates want to know? Tell them!
- You must have a visual aid (your Smore flyer or PowerPoint could work, but you can't just read it to the class....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz). If you write a paper you may have pictures to show, you can email a file to me so I can project it for you!
- Be prepared for questions at the end of your presentation.
- You will be respectful of other students while they are presenting, or you will lose points!
2. Research Project due by Friday, March 1.
3. Presentations begin: Monday, March 4 (random order, be ready!)
Possible Research Topics
- DiGeorge Syndrome, also known as DiGeorge Anomaly - Eddie M., Tatiana O.
- Angelman Syndrome - Max L., Victoria A
- Canavan Disease - Angela J, Julia H
- Cri-du-chat - Josh C., Tyler H.
- Cystic Fibrosis - Briona S., Victor P.
- Down Syndrome - Nick M., Amanda W.
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Zack N., Danielle M.
- Hemophelia - Megan B., Ben B.
- Kleinfelter Syndrome -
- Neurofibromatosis - Roman M., Joel S.
- Prader-Willi Syndrome -Tatyana S., Morgan T.
- Sickle Cell Disease - Christian G., Daniel S.
- Tay-Sachs Disease - Emily S. Brandon W.
- Turner Syndrome - Emily D.
- Benjamin Syndrome - Cori D.
- Rett Syndrome - Carlos R.
- Gaucher Disease - Joey M.
- Achondroplasia - Austin G., Tommy H.
- Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome
- Marfan Syndrome - Hope M., Owen R.
- Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
- Anencephaly - Presley S.
- Spina bifida - Joel T., Julia C.
- Krabbe Disease - Payton L.
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Fabry Disease - Josh S.
- Freidreich's ataxia - Lucas R.
- Martin-Bell Syndrome - Phillip M.
- McCune-Albright Syndrome - Josiah G., Victoria S.
- Niemann-Pick Disease - Brett K.
31. Albanism - Christina M., Josh P.
32. Huntingtons Disease - Hailey L., Sarah T.
33. Parkinsons Disease - Josh L.
See Mrs. Bofinger if you have another disease/disorder you would like to research that is not on this list!