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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 gonorrhoeae

gonorrhoea

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 pallidum

syphilis

Treponema pertenue

yaws

Vibrio cholerae

cholera

Yersinia pestis

plague

Project Description/Abstract:
Make a wanted poster for one of the Monerans listed above.

"photo" (electron micrograph or microscopic picture/diagram)

  1. description - include Gram stain
  2. organism's m.o. (police jargon) (How the organism attacks and spreads)
  3. most common victims to prey upon
  4. hide out of the culprit (where it is most likely to be found)
  5. most common injury done to victim
  6. Is it considered armed and dangerous? rate the degree of damage caused
  7. number of victims
  8. most effective weapons against the germ
  9. any other identifying characteristics (such as tattoos)

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: Students are graded by the above criteria.

 

 

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