Microorganism "Wanted Poster"

Objective:               research one pathogen and one chemical and create 2 "Wanted Posters.”

Student Requirements:          Select a pathogen from the list below and  select one chemical off the list or choose their own.       Make a wanted poster for one of the pathogens. Poster is to be on http://piktochart.com.  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. 


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

b.      Description- bacteria, virus, protozoa, parasite, chemical:  tetragen, mutagen, hormone disruptor, carcinogen  full scientific name and classification. Who hosts this germ or chemical?

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

d.       Hide out of the culprit and how many victims it has claimed.  Use the map function on your info graphic to show this or graphing application.

e.       Most common injury done to victim.  What are the symptoms?

f.       Is it considered armed and dangerous? Rate the degree of damage caused.  A pie chart?

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

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

Procedure:              Do your research first on a separate piece of paper or google doc

                                Add information creatively to infographic

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

Evaluation:             Students are graded by the above standards

Choose one Disease and One Chemical


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)

Mycobacterium lepraeleprosy (Hansen's disease)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)

Neisseria gonorrheoae (Gonorrhea)

Neisseria meningitidis (spinal meningitis)

Rickettsia prowazekii (typhus)

Salmonella typhi (typhoid fever)

Salmonella typhimurium(food poisoning)

Shigella dysenteriae (dysentery)

Streptococcus (Group A)(Scarlet Fever)

Streptococcus (Group A) Rheumatic Fever

Treponema pallidum (syphilis)

Treponema pertenue yaws

Vibrio cholerae (cholera)

Yersinia pestic (plague)

Herpes I II


Yellow fever –


Hepatitis A and C





H1N1 Spanish Flu

Lyme Disease



Chicken Pox






Strep Throat

African Sleeping Sickness

Small Pox

Mad Cow Disease

West Nile Virus



1.       Benzene

2.       Thalidomide –

3.       Alcohol –

4.       PCBs –

5.       Atrazine –

6.       Malathion

7.       MethylBromide

8.       Perchlorate

9.       Chromium

10.   Cadmium

11.   Lead

12.   Mercury

13.   Selenium

14.   Arsenic

15.  Chlorine

16.  Nicotine

17.   propylene Glycol

18.  sodium lauryl (laureth/lauryl sulfate)

19.  phthalates

20.   Formaldehyde

21.   Dye: Red 40

22.   rBGH

23.   DEET

24.   DDT

25.   Roundup (Glyphosate)

26.   Oxalic acid

27.   ethylene glycol

28.   Hexachlorobenzene (HCB

29.   Methamphetamine

30.   Radon

31.   PVC

32.   BPA










Disease or Substance

Agent or source

Outbreak locations


Score 1-10