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Parasites Toolbox

They are creepy and crawly – and that’s why kids love learning about parasites. This toolbox “exposes” children to parasite biodiversity from the small to the large (a 130ft tapeworm found in whales). Using toolbox materials, students go on a field expedition and dissect a “Roadkill Raccoon", handle preserved specimens, discuss hypotheses, conduct experiments, and share data.  In short, this toolbox provides hands-on biology activities that the students will never forget! 

What's in the Parasite Toolbox?

  • Teaching Modules and Resources
  • Lesson Plans
  • Materials
  • Speciemens
  • Student Books

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Teaching Toolboxes include revelant curriculum tied to Utah State Core Curriculum Standards.  

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