Complete Week 5 and Week 6 Short Science Assignments (SHANNA)

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Super Bugs

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise due to greater use of antibiotics, including the use with livestock. Write a blog post or editorial where you can share your perspective on this issue.

Be sure to include:

  • How does this pose a threat to humans?
  • What can we learn about the process of natural selection from the antibiotic-resistant bacteria?
  • How should this change the use of antibiotics?

Your post/article should be a minimum of 500 words in length.


Wanted: Dead, Not Alive

Bacteria, protists, and other forms of early life can be very harmful when they get into our food supply. Find a current (within the last two months) food recall or foodborne outbreak due to contamination by one of these living things. With that information, create a “Wanted” poster for the organism that has caused a recent outbreak of contaminated food. (Refer back to Chapter 3: “Food for Thought.”)

The poster should include:

  • The name and type of organism
  • Why the organism is dangerous due to the sickness it causes
  • An explanation of the recent outbreak (from a news story or the CDC food safety website)
  • Food safety tips to avoid future contamination
  • Any other relevant, helpful information