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 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:  full scientific name and classification. Who hosts this germ?

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 mnap function on your info graphic to show this

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:              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


Herpes I






Yellow Fever



H1N1 Spanish Flu

Lyme Disease



Chicken Pox






Strep Throat


African Sleeping Sickness

Small Pox

Mad Cow Disease

West Nile Virus