Genetic Birth Defects Lesson Plan

Objective

  • Given class notes, and student presentations, the student will be able to identify birth defects that are inherited.

Set

  • Give students a birth defects Pre-Quiz to see how much they already know

Materials

Background for Teachers

  • Character Education Principle- Caring

Instruction

  • Assign students groups to create a PowerPoint report on one birth defect.
  • Give students time to prepare reports (1-2 days).

Activities

  • Students will present their PowerPoint presentations for the class.
  • Have students fill out birth defect blank chart as students present their reports.

Extensions

  • Invite a guest speaker or parent of a student with a genetic birth defect to speak to the class

Closure

  • Which genetic disorders are most common in males?
  • Which genetic disorders have cures?
  • What is Down syndrome? What are some of the reasons it’s caused?

Assessment

  • Student Presentations
  • Birth Defects Test
  • Genetic Birth Defects Quiz: Pg 51  The Developing Child Student Workbook

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