This project is all about communicating information about microbes to a lay audience, an audience with no extensive knowledge of a specific topic. Anytime you present information, whether in a formal presentation or a conversation with one of your patients, it is important to consider who you are talking to. Your explanation of complex material will need to be adjusted to fit your audience. While you may be able to talk to your colleagues in abbreviations and jargon specific to your job, talking to patients or your family and friends requires a different approach.
For this part of the project, you’ll be adding information about your microbes to your existing projects from part 1. You need to explain all of the required concepts (included in the rubric) clearly to your audience of non-microbiologists. If you say, Bacteria X is a facultative anaerobic mesophile that replicates through binary fission to someone who has never taken a microbiology class, they are probably going to be confused and overwhelmed by what you are saying, so keep this in mind when working on your project. Use analogies or illustrations to help you communicate information about your chosen microbes.
You need to make sure you are including all of the relevant information per the rubric (found on the Communicating Microbiology Project Part 2 assignment submission page). A successful project will cover all of the following information. To receive full credit, you will need to explain what the information you are including means, rather than listing terms like facultative anaerobe and mesophile that aren’t common knowledge. You should certainly use these terms, but they will require an explanation.
Required information for each microbe type Bacteria/Eukaryotes/Viruses