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A Model ParasiteAdd to list Details
In this detailed activity (on pages 9-18), learners investigate the body parts of a parasitic ascaris worm by making and dissecting clay models.
Life Size: What's in a microbe?
In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease.
Classy ParasitesAdd to list Details
In this activity (on pages 2-8), learners experience how scientists use classification in their study of animals.
Parasite SleuthAdd to list Details
In this activity (on pages 26-33), learners play parasitologists, solving several "mysteries" about people who got sick from various parasites. In teams of four, each member solves one mystery.
By playing a card game similar to "Go Fish," but based on the stages of metamorphosis, learners will be able to see how insects change in form as they grow and will consider the advantages of undergoi
Traveling TapewormAdd to list Details
In this "gross" activity (on pages 34-46), learners make a life-size model of a human digestive tract, and follow the life of a beef tapeworm as it makes its way through.
Free-living and Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (Roundworms)
This lesson introduces learners to the world of nematodes (roundworms).
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Malformed Frogs) is a full inquiry investigation into using indicator species to assess the health of an environment.
In this outdoor activity, learners find the swollen bumps known as "galls" on various plants and get a closeup look at the parasitic animals living inside.
Pet Parasite DetectiveAdd to list Details
This activity (on pages 19-25) is about fleas and ticks, which are common pet parasites.
Mushroom Murder Mystery
In this game (p.28 of PDF), learners discover different fungal lifestyles and the various roles that fungi play in nature. Learners play the roles of fungi and must find their corresponding trees.