Malaria is a very serious disease that affects millions of people all over the world. Susan Perkins is studying this disease to try to help fight it.
Write a report that explains what Susan Perkins is doing, and why she's doing it. Use the article on pages 72-73 of your textbook. You can also research microorganisms, malaria, and lizards online. Here are some questions to guide you:
What are microorganisms?
What do microbiologists do?
How is the disease malaria spread?
How does malaria affect people?
What are anole lizards and how might they help scientists understand malaria?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learned in the note-taking boxes.
You may use search engines to research other Web sites. You can also research microorganisms, malaria, and anole lizards in the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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