My mum is a parasite scientist. That’s RAD!
This book is about the amazing and sometimes weird world of parasites and about the jobs of scientists who study them. Topics include parasites that can be found in poo, head-lice and malaria parasites. The book includes interesting facts, funny cartoons, photos and hands-on activities to do at home or in the classroom.
Author: Katherine Andrews
Editors: Donna Pendergast, Mia O’Brien and Georgina Barton
Cartoons: Brian Doyle
Design: Brittney Azzuri
Purchase Online here or in-store at the Queensland Museum Shop.
Activities for kids:
Click on the image below to find fun parasite-related activities to do at home or in the classroom:
Lab colouring in
Parasites in Focus
>40 STEM activities
– Malaria Cross word Puzzle Answers
Schizont-stage P. falciparum malaria parasite stained with Giemsa.Credit: Kathy Andrews, Griffith University
Trophozoite-stage P. falciparum malaria parasite stained with Giemsa. Credit: Kathy Andrews, Griffith University
Ring stage P. falciparum malaria parasite stained with Giemsa. Credit: Kathy Andrews, Griffith University
Flea. Fleas commonly infect animals, including cats and dogs. Credit: Russell Hobbs, Murdoch University (2007)
Head louse. Head lice live in human hair and drink small amounts of blood through the skin.Credit: Russell Hobbs, Murdoch University (2007)
Roundworm (Strongyloides) found in poo. These tinyparasitic worms can infecthumans and cause the disease strongyloidiasis.Credit: Julie Balen, Queensland Institute of MedicalResearch, Australia (2007)