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    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. Galls form on various plants...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this detailed activity (on pages 9-18), learners investigate the body parts of a parasitic ascaris worm by making and dissecting clay models. Each learner creates a model of either a male or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    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...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this outdoor activity that can be combined with a hike, learners try to match a "mystery community" by shaking animals out of different trees and shrubs. Learners get a closeup look at...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity (on pages 19-25) is about fleas and ticks, which are common pet parasites. Learners first examine preserved tick and flea specimens under a magnifying lens and compare them for...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    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. In Part One,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes