Library Scavenger Hunt

Susan Cavender, Suzanne Cooper, & Jennifer Strain

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Directions: Use the library resources to answer the following Health Literacy questions. Please record your answers to each question using Notes (or any other word processing app) on your iPad or on a piece of paper. Also remember to take a picture of each page or screenshot of each website, where you find the answer to each question. Good luck!


HEREDITARY DISEASES

Alabama Virtual Library

#1. ___________________ is a hereditary disease that destroys red blood cells by causing them to take on a rigid “sickle” shape.

HINT: Go to AVL. Open Britannica E-books. Find the book, A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering.


World Book Encyclopedia

#2. What are two reasons for seeking genetic counseling?

HINT: Use World Book Encyclopedia 2011 to find this answer.

Coping with Hereditary Diseases

#3. ______________________________ (Mother’s or Father’s) contribution determines the sex of the child.

HINT: Use the school catalog to find the book, Coping with Hereditary Diseases by Marian B. Jacobs.

Discover Magazine

#4. List three facts from the article, Family Genomics links DNA to Disease.

HINT: In the reference room, find the Jan./Feb 2011 issue of the magazine, Discover. Scan the article Family Genomics Links DNA to Disease.

Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

#5. What are three tests that could be used to identify problems associated with color blindness?

HINT: In the reference room, find the Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders.

DIET & NUTRITION

Fast Food QR Codes

#6. Which fast food restaurant was the first to add nutritional values via QR Codes on product packaging?

HINT: Use a search engine, Google, Yahoo!, etc. to search for the answer to the question.

FOOD MYTHS & FACTS

#7. What was the volume of soft drinks consumed per person in the United States in 2002?

HINT: Use the school catalog to find the book, Food Myths and Facts by Adam Woog. The information can be found in chapter 3.

Should Junk Food Be Sold in Schools?

#8.

a) Does Margaret Johnson think junk food should be banned in schools?

b) What is Margaret Johnson’s occupation?
c) Does Will Dunham think junk food should be banned in schools?
d) What is Will Dunham’s occupation?

HINT: Use the school catalog to find the book, Should Junk Food be Sold in Schools? by Norah Piehl, book editor. The information can be found in chapter 1 and chapter 2.

Medline Plus

#9. Visit Medline Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ to define hyperthyroidism and to list three symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

HINT: Use the Medical Encyclopedia (not the Dictionary) to locate the information on hyperthyroidism.

Teen Health

#10. Visit Teen Health on Medline Plus: http://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=medlineplus&query=teen+health

According to an article written by Robert Preidt in HealthDay News, the author suggests that lack of sleep can lead to ____________________________.

When was the article published? __________.

HINT: Click on News; Search for article title.


DRUG ABUSE

The Facts about inhalants

#11. What is Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome?

HINT: Use the school catalog to find the book, The Facts About Inhalants by Francha Roffe Menhard. Use the index to find out where the term Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome can be found.

The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse

#12. What does the term psychotropic mean?

HINT: Use the school catalog to find the reference book The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse. Use the index to find what page the term psychotropic can be found.

Drug Abuse

#13. List two types of narcotics.

HINT: Use the school catalog to find the reference book Diseases. Look up the term drug abuse.

ALABAMA VIRTUAL LIBRARY

#14. What is the acronym (abbreviation) for the main active ingredient in marijuana?

HINT: Go to AVL. Click on view all resources. Open General Reference Center Gold. Do a publication search for Junior Scholastic. Within the results search for the article “Marijuana Facts: Breaking Down the Myths” published on October 10, 2011.


Facts on Drugs

#15. What are the most commonly abused prescription and over the counter drugs?

HINT: Go to http://teens.drugabuse.gov. Click on Facts on Drugs at the top of the page. Click on Prescription Drugs to find the answer.

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