Bacteria Wanted Poster Project Due Monday, February 28
For this project you will research one bacterial pathogen and produce a "Wanted
Poster" that meets the criteria below. Choose your disease from the list to begin your
1. Fill out a pathogen information sheet for the pathogen selected.
2. Make a “Wanted” poster for your pathogen to include the following
Title Scientific Name-organism’s name
Mug Shot Include a creative picture of your organism
Body system it attacks
Attacks Different types of infections
How it is transmitted (spread)
Victims Who or what does it usually infect (most common victims)
Injury to victim (symptoms)
Damage to the body
Hide Out Where it can be found
Ways to defend yourself from contracting this disease
Number of victims, is disease “armed and dangerous” (rate
degree of damage caused)
You will have the entire class period Thursday and Friday to work on the project. This
will be counted as a Quiz grade! Due at beginning of class on Monday! Total points
are as follows:
Pathogen information sheet: 5 points
Required information: 40 points (5 points per heading)
Colorful, neat, spelling and grammar error free: 5 points
Total: 50 points
Pathogen Information Sheet
1. Pathogen (organism) name:
2. Disease caused by pathogen/types of infections
3. Symptoms of disease:
4. How do you get this disease?
5. Who gets this disease?
6. How severe is it? Where can it be found?
7. How common is it to contract this disease?
8. What precautions need to be taken to prevent getting this disease?
9. What are the treatments for this disease?
10. Degree of damage it can cause.
Bacillus anthracis Anthrax
Bordetella pertussis Whooping Cough
Clostridium botulinum Botulism
Clostridium perfringens Gas gangrene
Clostridium tetani Tetanus
Corynebacterium diptheria Diptheria
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 Gonorrhea
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 or Rheumatic Fever
Treponema pallidum Syphilis
Websites for Research
Designing Your Poster
These directions are from Making the Classroom Computer Connection by Tammy Worcester. The book
is available from Visions Technology in Education. www.toolsforteachers.com.
Formatting the poster:
1. Open a Microsoft Excel document
2. Pull down the File menu to Page Setup
3. Choose to Enlarge - 200%
4. Change all 4 margins to 0.5 in. Change header and footer to 0.
5. Use the Zoom menu to scale the page so you can see the upper-left 2x2
pages on the screen.
Adding a border:
1. Choose the rectangle tool from the drawing tools.
2. Click and drag from the upper-left hand corner to the lower-right corner of
the 2x2 page area.
3. Use the line tool to change the line thickness.
1. From the drawing tools, click the Word Art button.
2. Enter desired text. Click OK.
3. Move to the desired location and resize.
1. Click to select the text box from the drawing tools.
2. Drag a text box and enter the desired text.
3. Use the Format menus to change the font, size, and style.
1. Pull down the Insert menu to Picture and From File.
2. Choose a graphic and click the Insert button.
3. Click and drag the center of the graphic to move it.
4. Click and drag the corner of the graphic to resize it.
1. Print. The poster will print on 4 pages.
2. Trim 1/2 inch from edges and tape together.