7-2 Honors Wanted Pathogen Project

Mission:
* You will research one bacterial or viral pathogen and produce a "Wanted Poster."
* You will select a pathogen from the list below, then produce a wanted poster.
* Each student will select a different pathogen.
* You will present your wanted poster to the class.

Poster Requirements:
* Poster is to be on 8.5" x 11" (computer paper) or poster-sized paper.
* You will include the following items:
1. "Photo" (electron micrograph or microscopic picture/diagram; can be drawn if you wish)
2. Description of bacteria or virus, including name.
3. Organism's m.o. (police jargon) (How the organism attacks and spreads)
4. Most common victims to prey upon
5. Hideout of the culprit (where it is most likely to be found)
6. Most common injury (what does this pathogen do?) done to victim
7. Is it considered armed and dangerous? Rate the degree of damage caused
8. Most effective weapons against the pathogen. (Treatment)
9. At least 5 interesting facts or characteristics not already shared.
Research:
*You will have 2 days in the LRC to research your chosen bacteria or virus.
*Your final poster will be due on Monday, February 6, 2006.

Grading:
*100 points are possible on this assignment. *You will be graded using the rubric shown below.

Research Links:

The Big Picture Book of Viruses: This page contains a listing of many disesases, both bacterial and viral. If the disease is viral, additional links are given.

Bacteria Museum Species Filing Cabinet

Centers for Disease Control Type the name of your pathogen in the search box.

Mayo Clinic Type the name of your pathogen in the search box.

Stalking the Mysterious Microbe This page is great for generally learning more about viruses and bacteria.

Poster Project Rubric:

5 points
3 points
1 point
0 points
Photo or Illustration.
Includes 2 or more photos or illustrations and explains how it is related to the genetic disorder.
Includes 1 photo or illustration and explains how it is related to the genetic disorder.
Includes 1 photo or illustration and explains how it is related to the genetic disorder.
Not Included
Description
Description of pathogen is clear and complete. Includes name.
Description of pathogen is somewhat clear, but lacking some detail. Includes name.
Description of pathogen is hard to understand. Includes name.
Not Stated
Transmission
Describes how the pathogen infects it's host in detail.
Describes how the pathogen infects it's host in simple terms.
Describes how the pathogen infects it's host, but not easily understood.
Not Stated
Who does it victimize?
Tells where the pathogen strikes and on whom it strikes, with detail.
Tells where the pathogen strikes and on whom it strikes, without extra detail.
Shares where it strikes or who it strikes upon, but not both.
Not Stated
Where Found
Explains several places where pathogen can be located; uses detail.
Explaination of pathogen location is not always clear.
Explanation is vague.
Not Stated
Symptoms Caused
Symptoms stated clearly and completely.
Some symptoms stated, but somewhat vague.
Symptoms unspecific
Not Stated
Degree of Damage
Shares degree of damage, based on personal opinion and backs up with evidence.
Shares degree of damage, backed up with some evidence.
Shares degree of damage, no evidence given.
Not Stated
Treatment
Several treatments were given and explained in detail.
Some treatments given, but not accurately explained.
Only one treatment given with unclear explanation.
Not stated
Interesting Facts
Includes at least 5 facts.
Includes 3-4 facts
Includes 1 fact.
No facts included.
Use of Time
On task in LRC.
Occasional reminders to work.
Frequently reminded to work.
Never on task.

Total Points: _____ x 2 = _____/100

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