1. How does the body protect against invaders?
Friday Response Article due if you did not come to Sustainability Night.
Immune Project due Tuesday
Starred thought of the Day
*Smooth seas don’t make for awesome sailors.
Today was a project work day in class.
1. To understand that a vaccine is a substance that protects a body against a disease by causing the body’s immune system
to produce antibodies.
2. To construct a visual presentation that explains the history and action of one vaccine.
What you will do: (this is probably the most important part of this handout)
Create a poster or a PowerPoint presentation that answers the following questions:
•What is the history of this vaccine and/or how was the vaccine developed?
•What disease is this vaccine meant to prevent and what are the symptoms?
•How does a vaccine work?
•What are some possible side effects of this vaccine?
•Who is most susceptible to the disease and so should be vaccinated?
•How often and at what age should a person be vaccinated?
•Who should not be vaccinated?
Poster Guidelines – If you choose to make a poster, follow these guidelines:
• Poster size should be between 12” x 18” and 24” x 36”
• Diagrams and graphics on posters should be hand drawn
• Information on poster should answer all of the questions above
• A bibliography of your sources should be added to the back of your poster.
PowerPoint Guidelines – If you choose to make a PowerPoint, follow these guidelines:
• Your presentation should answer all of the questions above
• Each question should be answered on a separate slide
• A bibliography of your sources, using the school’s standard format, including sources of any graphics or pictures, should be
your last slide. You can find the format online on the PVRS library website.
• See “Power Point Dos and Don’ts” (attached) for more tips
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
The following Web sites may help you research vaccines (they are reliable sources!)
Vaccine Information Statements http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm#tdtdap
Vaccines Chart http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/vaccines-list.htm
Every Child by Two http://www.ecbt.org/parents/diseasevaccine.cfm
Day 1 (Monday, March 18): Choose a partner to work with, or decide to work by yourself.
1. From the list your teacher provides, choose a vaccine to research.
2. Read the guidelines below, and decide if you will create a poster or a PowerPoint to present to the class.
3. Take bulleted notes that address all of the questions on the first page.
4. Consult the rubric and make a plan for your presentation.
5. As you work, make a list of the sources you use, you need to include a bibliography in your project.
6. Begin developing your presentation, sketch out your ideas and have them checked by your teacher.
Day 2 (Wednesday, March 20th): Have your rough draft checked by your teacher, Using the rubric provided and the information
you gathered, create your presentation.
1.Practice your presentation; each presentation should take 2-3 minutes.(5 minutes if working with partner)
Day 3 (Your double block day): Using the rubric provided and the information you gathered, create your presentation.
1. Practice your presentation; each presentation should take 2-3 minutes. (5 minutes if working with partner)
2. Finish your PowerPoint and poster, as well as your 2-3 minute presentation. (5 minutes if working with partner). If you used
class time wisely, you really shouldn’t have much to do but practice your presentation a couple of times)
Day 4 (Friday, March 22nd/Monday March 25th): Make your presentation to the class. (Late project automatically drop down to a maximum score of 80%)
1.While others are presenting, be a polite audience and ask good questions
POWERPOINT DO’S and DON’TS
1. Use legible type size. Titles should be at least 36 to 40 points, bulleted text or body copy at least 24 points.
2. Be brief. A good rule of thumb is to cut paragraphs down to sentences, sentences into phrases, and phrases into keywords. The most
effective PowerPoint presentations are simple — charts that are easy to understand, and graphics that reflect what the speaker is saying.
3. Use key words to help audience focus on your message.
4. Enhance readability. Don’t crowd your slides. Use normal case (not all caps) and punctuate sparingly.
5. Make every word and image count. Each one should help convey your message in the strongest possible way.
6. After you have created your slides go back and EDIT!!! Never lose the perspective of the audience. Once you’re finished drafting your
PowerPoint slides, assume you’re just one of the folks listening to your remarks as you review them. If something is unappealing, distracting or
confusing, edit ruthlessly. Chances are good your overall presentation will be the better for it.
7. Build a strong PowerPoint program, but make sure that your spoken remarks are no less compelling. PowerPoint doesn’t give
presentations — PowerPoint makes slides. Remember that you are creating slides to support a spoken presentation.
1. Don’t overuse special effects. Use sound, animation, and other effects to emphasize major points, but don’t let them become distracting.
2. Don’t use more than eight words per line or eight lines per slide.
3. Don’t use too many words or include non-essential information.
4. Avoid busy backgrounds and hard-to-read color combinations such as red/green, brown/green, blue/black, blue/purple. Aim for high
contrast between background and text.
5. Don’t parrot PowerPoint. One of the most prevalent and damaging habits of PowerPoint users is to simply read the visual presentation to
the audience. Even with PowerPoint, you’ve got to make eye contact with your audience.
Immune Project due Tuesday!