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Genetics Research Project: Home

Students will research different genetic engineering issues that face the world today. They will then take a pro or con stance on the issue and state why.

Project Timeline

Day 1: Intro Notes, NT, & Read

Day 2: Research

If research not completed by the Beginning of Day 3 – you WILL write a paper for your project

Day 3-5: Project/Presentation Work

Final Project Due End of Class:

A Day May 13th 

B Day May 14th

Genetics Unit Project Issues

1. Genetic Engineering 

Genetic Engineering will lead to scientific breakthroughs.

Genetic Engineering should be banned due to safety concerns.

Google Doc Notes 1

2. Genetic Disorder

Many human diseases have a genetic component that results in genetic disorders. Choose a genetic disorder from the given Disorder List to research and inform your peers in a unique and interactive presentation.

Google Doc Notes 2

3. Gene Therapy

Gene therapy can lead to medical breakthroughs.

Gene therapy should not be permitted due to many risks. 

Google Doc Notes 3

Note Sheet Expectations

Good Note Example:

  • "In 2018, about 440,000 people worldwide, mainly children younger than 5, died of malaria -- nearly one every minute" (Greely).
  • Scientists can genetically modify mosquitos and make them immune to malaria

Bad Note Example:

  • People think GMOs are bad for you.
  • Some scientists believe gene therapy is good.

Click above to access NoodleTools!

 1. Create a Project in Noodle Tools titled: Last Name, First Name-Genetics Topic

2. Share your project. Choose your correct hour! Example: teacher's name-Hour

3. Correctly add each source to your works cited. (Min. 3 sources)

4. Cite each of the pictures you use in your project.