Microorganism "Wanted Poster"

Objective:               research one bacterial or viral pathogen and produce a "Wanted Poster".

Student Requirements:          Select a pathogen from the list below or select one off the list or choose their own.     Make a wanted poster for one of the pathogens. Poster is to be on 8.5" x 11" paper.  No big posters.  Include your answers to the following items in a creative display that makes it sound like you’re looking for a person. 

Include:          

a.       “Photo” (electron micrograph or microscopic picture preferably in color with magnification)

b.      Description- bacteria, virus, protozoa, parasite:  full scientific name and classification. Gram stain if bacteria

c.        Organism’s m.o (police jargon) (How the organism attacks and spreads, what it does to the cells in particular)

d.       Most common victims to prey upon

e.        Hide out of the culprit (where it is most likely to be found.  Throw in a picture of a world map with those areas in it.)

f.        Most common injury done to victim  (What are the symptoms?)

g.       Is it considered armed and dangerous? Rate the degree of damage caused

h.       Number of victims Visit www.nih.gov and look for the fact sheets on your disease

i.         Most effective weapons against the germ.  How does one avoid getting it?

j.        Historical information:  what they used to think it was, famous outbreaks, how it may have changed the course of history in anyway

Procedure:             Students will have one period in the library/media center to research their disease. Any

                                additional time needed for research or production of the poster is to be done on their own

                                Site at least two sources at the bottom of the page.

Evaluation:             Students are graded by the above standards

Moneran Diseases:

 

Bacillus anthracis (anthrax)

Bordetella petussis (whooping cough)

Clostridium botulinum (botulism)

Clostridium perfringengas (gangrene)

Clostridium tetani (tetanus)

Corynebacterium diphtheria (diphtheria)

Escherichia coli (acute pyelonphritis)

Bird Flu

Hemophilus infuenzae (meningitis)

Lactobacillus acidophilus (cavities)

Mycobacterium lepraeleprosy (Hansen's disease)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)

Neisseria gonorrheoae (Gonorrhea)

Neisseria meningitidis (spinal meningitis)

Rickettsia richettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever)

Rickettsia prowazekii (typhus)

Salmonella typhi (typhoid fever)

Salmonella typhimurium(food poisoning)

Shigella dysenteriae (dysentery)

Streptococcus mutans (cavities)

Streptococcus (Group A)(Scarlet Fever)

Streptococcus (Group A) Rheumatic Fever

Treponema pallidum (syphilis)

Treponema pertenue yaws

Vibrio cholerae (cholera)

Yersinia pestic (plague)

Herpes II

Malaria

Herpes I

Measles

 

Rubella

HIV

Shingles

Yellow Fever

Ebola

Pseudomonas

H1N1 Spanish Flu

Lyme Disease

Encephalitis

Pneumonia

Chicken Pox

Polio

Mumps

Bronchitis

Rabies

Trichinosis

Strep Throat

Histoplasmosis

African Sleeping Sickness

Small Pox

Mad Cow Disease

West Nile Virus