Project 1.2.3 Attack of the Superbugs
Streptococcus pneumoniae, commonly referred to as pneumococcus, is a bacterium
commonly found in the back of the nose in healthy people. Occasionally,
pneumococcal bacteria spread to other parts of the bo
Activity 1.2.4 When Antibiotics Fail
If you have been prescribed an antibiotic lately, your doctor probably told you to
finish the entire prescription even if all your symptoms clear up before you are
finished. Have you ever wondered why this
1. Define Problem
o Identify a problem
o Validate the problem
Who says it is a problem?
What are the needs and wants?
What are the prior solutions to this problem?
o Justify the problem
Is the problem worth solving?
o Create design requirem
Activity 1.1.6 Student Resource Sheet Outbreak
Investigation Day 3
Additional patient information is collected at the infirmary. The general lab and the
molecular lab return test results for the patients not infected with bacterial meningitis.
Activity 1.2.2 Which Antibiotic Is the Best
In the last activity you looked at the various classes of antibiotics. You learned that
different classes of antibiotics effect bacterial cells in different ways. Therefore, each
Activity 1.2.1 Antibiotic Therapy
Specific antibiotics are effective at preventing the growth of certain strains of
bacteria. The effectiveness of antibiotics is dependent on the mechanism of action of
the drug and the structure of the bacter
Family Bulletin #1 Meet the Smiths
James Smith, 41, and his wife, Judy, 42, live in a small city with their two children, Mike,
age 16, and Sue, age 18. Mr. Smith has three brothers and Mrs. Smith has two brothers
and two sisters. All live locally, so eve
Activity 1.1.5 Student Resource Sheet Serial
In the lab, scientists often need to make dilutions of the same solution. Producing
samples with different concentrations in a series is more time efficient than trying to
prepare each sample one by o
Activity 1.1.1 Intervention Inventory
Look around. Someone in the class is probably wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Most likely someone in your school is sporting a cast or using crutches. Maybe you
took an aspirin this morning for a ragin
Problem 1.1.4 Whats the Concentration?
Now that you have discovered the cause of Sues illness, you will need to test the
other infected students for the presence of the menacing Neisseria meningitidis
bacteria. Many disease detecti
Activity 1.1.2 Investigating an Outbreak
When Sue walks into the college infirmary, she is shocked to find so many other
students waiting to see the doctor. Could all of these cases possibly be related? Sue
figures she just has a cold. She wi