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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 game (on pages 14-21), learners explore how each human being inherits genetic traits such as eye color. Learners use "Smiley Mother's Genes" cards and "Smiley Father&...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    This activity (on pages 7-13) has pairs of learners survey an array of similarities and differences between them. The differences survey worksheet focuses on genetically inherited physical features...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity (on pages 38-43) has learners simulate the way scientists track and map the movement of otters in the wild using radio trackers. One learner plays the role of Sea Otter, and other...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (on pages 18-29) learners explore the impact of the March 24, 1989 oil spill in Alaska caused by the Exxon Valdez tanker. First they use a map to track the movement of the spill...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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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 graphing activity (on pages 33-40), learners investigate how much and what kinds of food sea otter pups eat during their first year of life. Learners discover that young sea otters eat more...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity (on pages 30-36), learners simulate a dig for ancient pollen, to experience how paleobotanists study fossilized pollen in rocks to learn about early geological and climatological...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this two-day activity (on pages 16-22), learners use a process like that of the Yoruba people of Nigeria to create an African symbol on cloth. Learners first make cassava gel, then paint...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days

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