Infectious Diseases Research Project & Wanted Poster Activity for Microorganisms

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Students will explore infectious diseases that affect us through research and a creative project by creating a wanted poster. The disease is the culprit that is wanted for causing sickness to its victims. This activity is perfect for your microorganisms unit.


  • Teacher information
  • Google Slides file for creating posters digitally
  • List of 39 infectious diseases to choose from – appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students
  • Wanted Poster templates
  • Guided research question worksheet
  • Poster requirements and grading rubric (also included as a Google Slides file to edit)
  • Wanted Poster examples – created by 6th grade students
  • Teacher Answer Keys – I researched all of the diseases included as options in this project and created answer keys that match the questions asked on the research worksheet.


  • PDF: This resource requires Adobe Reader (free software). The contents may not show correctly if using other PDF software.
  • Google Slides: To access the Google Slides version, you need to have a (free) Google account. The included PDF contains a link to access the digital resource.

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