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Mosquitoes: Vectors for Zika, Malaria, and Yellow Fever

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Science +2 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

This topical collection examines mosquito-borne illnesses from the perspectives of art, history, public health, science, and visual thinking strategies. Specifically, the Zika virus and historic malaria and yellow fever are studied through the Smithsonian's national insect collection. Includes specimens and objects related to mosquitoes, as well as artworks and articles. 

Zika Series Title Slide

Tracie Spinale

Zika Series Art

Tracie Spinale

Mosquito, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Bloody Mary, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

The Mosquito Net [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Aedes (Ochlerotatus) dorsalis

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Kill All the Mosquitoes?!

Smithsonian Magazine

Culiseta sp

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Mosquito Net, Charles A. Lindbergh

National Air and Space Museum

Welch's Mosquito Talcum Powder

National Museum of American History

Mendenhall's Malaria Chill and Fever Tonic

National Museum of American History

Bonner's Chill and Malaria Remedy

National Museum of American History

Perforating paddle

National Postal Museum

Dr. Strong's Life Force Pills

National Museum of American History

Mosquito Lamp

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Kutenai myths and legends 1891

National Anthropological Archives

Blanket

National Museum of African Art

Yellow Fever Memorial, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Microscope

National Museum of American History

Giovanni Battista Grassi (1854-1925)

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Mary Isabel McCracken (1866-1955)

Smithsonian Institution Archives

James Carroll (1854-1907)

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Herbert Charles Clark (1877-1960)

Smithsonian Institution Archives

General William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920)

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Graham Bell Fairchild

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Juan Mina Station

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Site of Gorgas Memorial Institute

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

The 3Ys: Project Zero Global Competency Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Think / Puzzle / Explore: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

What Makes You Say That?: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Think Pair Share Routine: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access