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During our last lesson this term you will be working on a research project about a disease – I would like each person in the class to choose a different disease affecting humans, animals or plants. It can be an infectious, genetic or other non-infectious disease. You will need to find out the following information:

  1. Title slide (Nme of disease and your name)
  2. History and/or discovery
  3. Causes (eg. genetic, dietary, lifestyle, pathogenic – prion, virus, bacteria, parasite etc)
  4. Symptoms
  5. Treatment and/or cure
  6. References (list of where you get your information form)

Here are some to choose from:

  • AIDS
  • Arthritis
  • Anthrax
  • Amoebic dysentry
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (mad cow disease)
  • Brucellosis
  • Bubonic plague
  • Cancer (choose a particular type eg. breast, lung, colon)
  • Chickenpox
  • Cholera
  • Diabetes
  • Haemophilia
  • Hepatitis
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Mumps
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies
  • Ross River Fever
  • Rubella
  • Scurvy
  • Smallpox
  • Tapeworm
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Yellow Fever

Make sure you read the information and take notes, then write your text – don’t copy and paste! Make sure any images you use are from creative commons sources.

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I am a Science and Maths teacher at a small rural school in western Victoria, Australia. I live on a sheep property with my husband and two children, who also attend Hawkesdale P12 College. I am passionate about education for sustainability, indigenous flora and fauna and love teaching!

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