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Bacteria Zoo

Bacteria Zoo

Introduction

Use this sheet with information on IMAGINARY bacteria as you become a doctor for this activity.


For this activity, you need the Bacteria Zoo descriptions found below. These descriptions are for several IMAGINARY bacteria. For each one, the descriptions lists:

• The name
• A list of symptoms a patient has when infected with this type of bacterium
• The name of the best antibiotic for fighting this kind of bacterium

After you have looked over these sheets, YOU will become the doctor. Your teacher will present a challenging case: a patient with an unknown infection. You and the other players will have to figure out what kind of infection the patient has.

When it’s your turn, you may ask ONE question about the patient’s symptoms. Your teacher will answer “yes” or “no”. The more symptoms you know about, the closer you will be to matching the list of the patient’s symptoms to the list of symptoms for one of the bacteria in the Bacteria Zoo.

When you have figured out which type of bacterium is causing the infection, you can tell your teacher which antibiotic to prescribe. You must WAIT until your turn to give the name of the antibiotic. The first one to prescribe the right antibiotic is the winner!

Bacteria Zoo

NAME: Fnort

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Slight fever
• Dry eyes
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking
• Fingernails make crackling noises
• Orange spots on feet

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic MAILBOXICILLIN is the best treatment against Fnort.

NAME: Pelmenek

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking
• Orange spots on feet
• Dry eyes
• Slight fever
• Itchy eyebrows

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic METRACULA X is the best treatment against Pelmenek.

NAME: GRX25

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Rapid burping
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking
• Slight fever
• Left knee turns blue
• Twitchy shoulders

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic SNAFFMAT is the best treatment against GRX25.

NAME: Red Pong

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Dry throat
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking
• Left knee turns blue
• Dry eyes
• Slight fever

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic GREENGREEBLE is the best treatment against Red Pong.

NAME: Havaniceday

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Rapid burping
• Slight fever
• Itchy eyebrows
• Dry throat
• Dry eyes

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic BORRIXIDOL-55 is the best treatment against Havaniceday.

NAME: Baffaloma

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking
• Twitchy shoulders
• Slight fever
• Rapid burping
• Dry throat

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic TREPPLEDINE XV is the best treatment against Baffaloma.

NAME: Termidian

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Twitchy shoulders
• Fingernails make crackling noises
• Left knee turns blue
• Itchy eyebrows
• Dry throat

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic APPLEMAXODINE is the best treatment against Termidian.

NAME: Monepoke

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Fingernails make crackling noises
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking
• Dry throat
• Rapid burping
• Dry eyes

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic GOGI-YOO5 is the best treatment against Monepoke.

NAME: Cobblestomp

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking
• Left knee turns blue
• Dry eyes
• Dry throat
• Twitchy shoulders

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic SOLUTION-Q is the best treatment against Cobblestomp.

NAME: Bingo33

SYMPTOMS: a patient infected with this type of bacterium will have these symptoms:
• Orange spots on feet
• Dry throat
• Itchy eyebrows
• Twitchy shoulders
• Cough that sounds like a seal barking

BEST TREATMENT: The antibiotic CAFFENARP is the best treatment against Bingo33.





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