Parasites and You
Twelfth graders investigate parasites and how parasite-borne diseases are spread. They conduct Internet research, answer handout questions, and identify methods that could reduce parasitic diseases in various countries.
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Attack of the Zombie Parasites!
There is a law in Haiti that makes it a crime to turn someone into a zombie. But is such a thing even possible? Scholars see examples of zombie-like organisms found here on Earth with a video that explores numerous examples, from the...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Brain Parasites Change Their Host's Behavior
Mind control might seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but after watching this short video you and your students will have a new, potentially terrifying understanding of parasites. Follow along as this resource explores...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science
What Happened to the American Chestnut?
I'm a sap for tree jokes. Scholars begin by gaining understanding that exotic doesn't mean strange but rather non-native in ecology. Then they research the American Chestnut tree and answer questions about the blight from which it has...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable