Viruses Web Quest
Created by: Tip Lefebvre, Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Area of Study: Viruses and Viruses Properties
Students will utilize the Internet to better understand viruses
and their properties.
Viruses are very small, a few nanometers in size. They can be found everywhere. 
They can cause great havoc to animals and plants, from illness to death.  You will 
be given specific task and instructions. You may use the resources on this page or you 
can cause the Search engines to find what you are looking for. Remember to make
reference of all the websites that you use during this web quest. 
Record the URL and a brief description of each site that you use. 
Your Task
1. Select a virus to be researched (any virus except HIV). 
Have your virus selection approved by the teacher.
                                                                                                                                                            Start here:
2.  Write a two page report on the virus you selected. Your report is 
to include history, replication, how virus is transmitted,  effects on host 
organism, ( must have three sources footnoted, with Web Site addresses). 
3.  Draw  a picture of your virus, on a poster board.
4.   Give an oral presentation, in your words, to the class
      (you can not read your report).
5.   Hand in five multiple choice question.
Good Luck,  Throw  hard, and  Mash

A few Internet Resources:
Awesome Science Library
Martindale'sReference Desk
Potter's Science Gems
Sheppard's Science Resources
Sheppard's Useful Links

Search Engines
Alta Vista Hotbot Search Engine Watch
All the Web Lycos Snap
Dogpile Northern Light Study Web
Excite Savvy Search Webcrawler
Google Yahoo  |  Yahooligans


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Created August 6th, 1998 
Revised February, 6, 2000