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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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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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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into using indicator species to assess the health of an environment. Groups of learners will collect as many frogs as they can...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 2-8), learners experience how scientists use classification in their study of animals. They sort pictures of parasites according to characteristics such as shape, size,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    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...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    APSnet
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    This lesson introduces learners to the world of nematodes (roundworms). Learners construct Baermann funnels to extract nematodes from soil and learn to differentiate stylet-bearing nematodes (most...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    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. Learners work in groups and use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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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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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    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....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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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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