This project will be worth a major (test) grade. The project will be broken into 4 parts, with each part being due on different days. Students must complete each of the four parts as well as 2 "General Questions". Due dates for each part are as follows:
- Part One: Thursday, April 13
- Part Two: Friday, April 28
- Part Three: Wednesday, May 10
- Part Four: Monday, May 22
- General Questions: Monday, May 22
Parts of project are to be turned in on students' Weebly page by directed due date or they will receive a late penalty (maximum 70%). Projects not accepted more than one day late.
Students may choose to complete one extra general question for 5 bonus points.
Part One (10 pts.)
Due Thursday, April 13th
There is an interesting conversation between Preston and Karl Johnson in Part One. During the conversation, Johnson states, “A virus can be useful to a species by thinning it out.” First, address this conversation, summarizing it in your own terms. Next, choose one of the following learning standards below and explain the significance of this conversation to the standard (does not have to be linked to the book).
Part Three (20 pts.)
Due Wednesday, May 10th
Fill out a lab journal detailing at least 4 experiments/procedures from the perspective of different characters. The journal entries must contain the date, procedural steps, results, a description of lab that’s being performed, and pictures of required equipment and results for each test/procedure that is discussed. (Labs from parts I and II of the book can be used in the journal)
Part Two (30 pts.)
Due Friday, April 28th
If you were the CEO of a monkey exportation company, what measures would you have in place to ensure that an outbreak wouldn’t occur? If an outbreak did occur, what measures would be taken to ethically eliminate the problem/threat of contamination, as well as address public relations? Include descriptions of the different biosafety levels, lab equipment, safety precautions used, and microorganisms that are likely to be encountered in each biosafety level. You must be descriptive. “I’d kill them all!” vs. describing a proper technique for euthanasia.
Part Four (20 pts.)
Due Monday, May 22nd
The following are all examples of occupations detailed in the book. For each one, give a job description (what they do), a character from the book with that job, give another location of where someone with that job could work other than what’s described in the book. For each job, a picture should be given of someone doing that job or a location where someone would work in that profession.
General Questions (10 pts. each)
Due Monday, May 22nd
General Question 1
General Question 3
Find 1 Biosafety level 4 lab located within a 500 mile radius of the city centers of Austin, Atlanta, Washington DC, Frankfurt (Germany), Tokyo, and London. Describe the type of work in which each lab specializes (organism, microorganisms worked with). Include each location on a map.
General Question 2
If you were to give a Nobel Prize to someone in the book, who would you pick and why?
Use specific passages from the book to support your argument.
General Question 4
Using an Infographic, compare the different types of hemorrhagic diseases discussed in the book including things such as: mortality rate, incubation period, tests used, method of transmission (examples: bloodborne, airborne, vector, etc.), examples of specific outbreaks of these diseases (dates, places), and shape/structure (described AND include a picture).
Must include Marburg and one strain of the ebola virus: