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Symbiosis: Help, Hinder or Destroy
Use background information and vocabulary to familiarize your students with the concept of symbiosis and the role agriculture plays in the shared relationship. They then write the vocabulary in their lab books or journals, and read the story, listing the symbiotic categories.
6th Science 27 Views 111 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Parasite Tales: The Jewel Wasp's Zombie Slave
It sounds like the premise of a bad B-horror film from the 70s: a species of beautiful blue wasps turn cockroaches into zombies to host the wasps' offspring. Sometimes, however, nature is the best horror film of all. Carl Zimmer, parasite lover and science writer, explains the process behind the zombification of cockroaches by the parasitic jewel wasp.
7 mins 9th - 12th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
Cheese, Dogs, and a Pill to Kill Mosquitoes and End Malaria
This is a fantastic demonstration of how out-of-the-box science can serve the needs of mankind and save millions of lives. Bart Knois takes his audience through the step-by-step process of his research to kill mosquitoes and fight malaria in African nations, including his studies of what smells mosquitoes are attracted to, how to find breeding sites, and how we can train dogs to not only find mosquito larvae but also identify humans that possess parasites transferred by mosquitoes.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Deformed Frogs! - The Parasite Hypothesis
This project provides students the opportunity to investigate parasites as a possible cause of the observed frog deformities. It asks students to view web-based evidence and interpret whether it supports the parasite hypothesis. Students write a letter to a scientist stating their opinions and questions about the parasite hypothesis as a culminating activity/assessment.
6th - 9th Science 4 Views 7 Downloads
Friend, Foe, or . . .
As a result of this lesson, upper elementary ocean explorers will be able to describe several interrelationships: symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. They learn that the biological richness is increased near seamounts and use this type of community to find examples of each of these relationships.
5th - 6th Science 6 Views 30 Downloads
Working With Environmental Issues
Students consider the source of disease and parasites in West Africa. In this environmental issues lesson, students read "Working with Environmental Issues," by Fred Koehler. Students participate in an activity that requires students to consider solutions to water pollution issues in West Africa.
3rd - 8th Science 4 Views 10 Downloads
New Review Communicable Diseases
Pathogens, what they are, how they spread, and how to prevent them from spreading are the focus of this resource that can be used to prepare learners for a performance task assessment or to begin the study of communicable diseases.
7th - 11th Science 14 Views 10 Downloads
The Secret Lives of Nematodes
Biology or ecology learners studying parasitism or food webs will learn a lot from this lesson on the activity of nematodes. Learners collect soil samples, bait them with insect larvae, and then examine insect carcasses over time to observe the parasitic action of nematodes.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Trial of the Bloody Sucker
A blood sucking what? Grade schoolers identify the characteristics of blood sucking parasites. They organize their information, identify their arguments, and present them to the class in persuasive arguments. They participate in a debate with their classmates.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Check out this dramatic look at black wasps versus aphids! Naturally, these "aphid killers" are set to win the battle of survival. Watch this video to learn how these parasitic wasps kill their prey and plant their eggs! Note: This video may be disturbing to some audiences.
2 mins 4th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fish Parasite Survey
Learners count nematodes, cestodes and crustaceans on approximately one-hundred and fifty fish. They fill out autopsy reports for external and internal parasites then complete and discuss guide questions to make inferences about parasite evolution.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Study Jams: Symbiosis
Three types of symbiosis are explained: parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. This is done with colorful animation and lively dialogue in a straightforward and easy-to-follow manner. Have your ecology class watch this at home and then come to class to discuss the interactions between organisms.
5th - 9th Science 39 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Create an Invertebrate
What better way for young biologists to learn about invertebrates than by creating their very own? Here, students are assigned a set of invertebrate characteristics and are asked to invent an imaginary ocean animal and a separate organism that has a symbiotic relationship with it, creating labeled drawings of each.
4th - 8th Science 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 2: The Odd Couple
The topic is symbiotic relationships, and in this case, we get to look at the relationship between the sea anemone and the hermit crab. They review log entries from a Northwestern Hawaiian Island expedition which occurred in 2002, paying close attention to the observations about hermit crabs and anemones.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Offering a comprehensive overview of symbiotic relationships, this presentation would be a great way to introduce or review material covered in a biology class. There are definitions, examples, and a quiz on the meaning of parasitism, mutualism and commensalism.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 66 Downloads