Birth Defects Project

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Introduction

Students are given a Pregnancy Risk Factor or Birth Defect that they are to research. Students will use the internet to research the Pregnancy Risk Factor or Birth Defect. Once students have completed their research they are to develop a Public Information Billboard campaign to prevent or cure the Risk Factor or Birth Defect. The students are required to use 81/2 x 14" Legal sized paper, and computer graphics to complete this technology based project.

Lesson Time

Class Periods
3 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Education, Child Development, and Family Services
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards
California Academic Content Standards

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to explain how genetic factors affect prenatal development
  • Students will be able to explain the role of the environment on prenatal development
  • Students will be able to describe how diseases, drugs, radiation, environmental pollutants, and congenital problems can harm the fetus
  • Students will be able to explain the relationship between the health of the mother and the health of the baby.

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