What is a Zombie?• In movies zombies are often –humans infected by a virus. –humans revived from the dead• In nature zombie like behavior can be seen in the Gyspsy Moth Caterpillar.• In the religion of Voodoo zombies are humans under the possessive control of a spell.
• Virus- an infective agent that multiplies inside an organism.• Is little particles that are about one-millionth of a inch• Virus are about smaller than bacteria• The only way that a scientist can see a virus is by a electron microscope
Let’s Think Scientific • The black plague killed a lot of people and spread fast all over Europe wiping out 25% to 50% of the population. • The CDC estimates that a• Virus- an infective agent more modern virus, H1N1 that multiplies inside an caused between 8,720 and organism. 18,050 deaths from April 2009 to March 2010.
Rabies• Causes brain infection and inflammation.• Zoonotic- transmitted from animals.• Usually transmitted through bites.• Infects central nervous system and kills the brain
• Mad cow disease is incurable disease• Fatal brain disease that affects cattle and some animals such as sheeps and goats also cows• Its is called mad cow disease cause it affects a cow nervous system causing cow to act strangely and lose control of walking and its normal thing• Zoonotic
Gypsy Moth Caterpillar -It is a caterpillar like any other one that turns into a Gypsy Moth-A single gene in its body gets a virus and makes them run up to a treetops and just hang their until it dies of starvation-While the caterpillar hangs it drips the virus down on the leaves below which get eaten by its brothers and sisters-Then the brothers and sisters get infected
• Ants become infected by fungus• With in a week it enter in a zombie like mood• The ant is forced to cling onto a leaf and spread the spores• It affects the brain and makes it die in an exposed position it grows out of the head and it releasing spores out to the air which it rains down to the unsuspecting ant
Standards• 4d Students know how specialization of cells in multicellular organisms is usually due to different patterns of gene expression rather than to differences in the genes themselves.• 8b Students know a great diversity of species increases the chances that at least some organisms survive major changes in the environment
APA Format• N/A May6,2011 zombie outbreack N/A November18,2011 http://www.cdc.gov/about/organization/cio.htm• N/A The Black Death, 1348," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2001). the black death the black death November,192011 http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm