Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project

 

Background Information:
Students will research one bacterial pathogen and produce a "Wanted Poster."

Student Requirements:
Students select a pathogen from the list below or select one off the list. They will then produce a wanted poster with the given parameters.

MONERAN DISEASES

pathogen

disease

Bacillus anthracis

anthrax

Bordetella pertussis

whooping cough

Clostridium botulinum

botulism

Clostridium perfringens

gas gangrene

Clostridium tetani

tetanus

Corynebacterium diphtheria

diphtheria

Escherichia coli

acute pyelonephritis

Francisella tularensis

tularemia or rabbit fever

Hemophilus influenzae

meningitis

Lactobacillus acidophilus

cavities

Mycobacterium leprae

leprosy (Hansen's disease)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

tuberculosis

Neisseria meningitidis

spinal menigitis

Rickettsia richettsii

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rickettsia prowazekii

typhus

Salmonella typhi

typhoid fever

Salmonella typhimurium

food poisoning

Shigella dysenteriae

dysentery

Streptococcus mutans

cavities

Streptococcus pneumoniae

pneumonia

Streptococcus (group A)

scarlet fever

Streptococcus (group A)

rheumatic fever

Treponema pertenue

yaws

Vibrio cholerae

cholera

Yersinia pestis

plague

Project Description/Abstract:
Make a wanted poster for one of the Monerans (Domain Bacteria) listed. Use a half sheet sized poster. Include:

  1. "photo" (electron micrograph or microscopic picture/diagram) You can draw this neatly or print from computer/book. 5 pts
  2. description of what it looks like 10pts
  3. organism's m.o. (use police jargon) (How the organism attacks and spreads) 10 pts
  4. most common victims to prey upon 5pts
  5. hide out of the culprit (where it is most likely to be found) 10 pts
  6. most common injury done to victim 10pts
  7. Is it considered armed and dangerous? rate the degree of damage caused 10 pts
  8. number of victims 5pts
  9. most effective weapons against the germ 10 pts
  10. any other identifying characteristics (such as tattoos) 10 pts

Procedure:
Students 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.

Evaluation:

Information (1-10) is included and is accurate

Creative

Neat (handwriting can be read easily)

Use Pen or marker (NO PENCIL)

 Plagiarism is the copying of someone else's work without giving them credit.  ALL information on this poster should be written in your own words.  If you print straight from the internet and paste the info to your board, you will not receive credit for it.

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