Year 8 Diseases Project

smallpox
Isn’t this a great infographic about Smallpox? It came from AJC1 at FlickrCC

Your task is to research a disease of your choice and answer the following questions in your own words:
1. Is it infectious/contagious?
2. What are the symptoms of this disease?
3. What causes the disease?
4. Is it spread by vectors?
4. How is the disease treated?
5. How can the disease be prevented?

Create a slideshow about the disease, adding creative commons images from Search Creative Commons or Flickr Creative Commons (be sure to select Creative Commons images only).
Make sure you have a Title slide with your first name only and the topic of study and a page for all your References at the end. Then upload your slideshow to Slideshare and embed the slideshow into a post on your blog.
The last step is to send me an email with the link to your blog post. Daniel has done each of these steps and can explain to you how to do it, or perhaps Mrs Davey can help you in ICT. This is Daniel’s project on pulpy kidney, a disease in sheep, goats and cattle:

Year 8 Science

While you are watching this slideshow, take some notes in the form of a mindmap and then go to Bubbl.us and create a concept map showing the different types of diseases (infectious and non-infectious), the types of pathogens that cause infectious diseases and some examples of each.
Your task is to choose a disease that you may be interested in and answer the following questions in a report about that disease:
1. Is it infectious/contagious?
2. What are the symptoms of this disease?
3. What causes the disease?
4. Is it spread by vectors?
4. How is the disease treated?
5. How can the disease be prevented?

You can choose to present your research in one of the following ways:
1. Prepare a pamphlet or brochure that explains the disease to patients and sufferers.
2. Produce a slideshow or Voicethread about the disease (including CC images)
3. Film a role play about a patient and doctor diagnosing and treating the disease.