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Bacteria Wanted Poster

Objective: For this project, you will research one bacterial pathogen and produce a "wanted poster" incorporating all of the important information about your bacteria.

Grade:  Poster is worth 50 points and will be graded with a rubirc.

Due: _______

    Your poster should be larger than an 8.5'' x 11'' piece of poster board.
    Your poster should be colorful and creative.

Specific Requirements (what you must include):
    photo of your pathogen (microscopic picture or a diagram)
    description of pathogen
    organism's mode of operation (how it attacks and spreads)
    hideout of culprit (where it is found)
    injury done to its victims
    is it armed and dangerous? (rate the degree of damage caused)
    number of victims
    most effective weapon against the bacteria

You may choose one of the following pathogens:

Pathogen Disease
Baccillus anthracis anthrax
Bordetella petussis whooping cough
clostridium botulinum botulism
clostridium perfringensgas gangrene
clostridium tetani tetanus
corynebacterium diptheria diptheria
escherichia coli acute pyelonephritis
francisella tularensis tularemia or rabbit fever
hemophilus influenzae meningitis
lactobaccillus acidophilus cavities
mycobacterium leprae leprosy (Hansen's disease)
mycobacterium tuberculosis tuberculosis
neisseria gonorrhoeae gonorrhea
neisseria meningitidis spinal meningitis
rickettsia richettssii rock mountain spotted fever
rickettsia prowazekii typhus
salmonella typhi typhoid fever
salmonella typhimurium food poisoning
shigella dysenteriae dysentery
streptococcus mutans cavaties
streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia
streptococcus (group A) scarlet fever
streptococcus (group A) rehumatic fever
treponema pallidum syphilis
vibrio cholerae cholera

Bacteria Wanted Poster Rubric

Amount of content: 15 points

1 3 5
includes 3 or fewer requirements includes 5-6 of the requirements includes all 9 requirements

                X 3 =______

Quality of research: 10 points

1 3 5
inaccurate information, no evidence of research somewhat accurate, some evidence of research very accurate, much evidence of research

    X 2 = _____

Creativity: 10 points

1 3 5
no unique ideas, ideas unrelated to topic some unique ideas, some related to topic many unique ideas, all relate well to topic

    X 2 = ______

Mechanics: 5 points

1 3 5
many errors, choppy ideas, not readable few errors, ideas flow, somewhat readable no errors, ideas flow well, very readable

        = ________

Organization: 5 points

1 3 5
messy, poorly organized somewhat neat, moderately organized very neat, superbly organized

        = ______

Appearance: 5 points

1 3 5
smaller than 8.5 x 11"", paper, all black and white 8.5 x 11'', paper, some color larger than 8.5 x 11'', poster board, very colorful

    = _______

TOTAL OUT OF 50 POINTS = _______

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