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War of the Worms

Why are parasites that live in the gut such a problem? Using livestock as an example this topic highlights the trouble with gut parasites and the work that is being done to minimise their effect on animal health and welfare.

This topic is a great introduction to life cycles and parasites. It goes on to explain how parasites survive and multiply, and how animals can become infected and what that means for them.

Tale of Two Squirrels is a great introduction to biodiversity.

Curriculum links
Naturally our topics help to deliver science experience and outcomes, but they also have cross curriculum appeal. Tale of Two Squirrels links with the following areas of learning:

Science Experience and Outcomes:

  • Body systems and cells
  • Biodiversity and interdependence
  • Inheritance


  • Social Studies: People, place and environment
  • Literacy and English
  • Expressive Arts

Age suitability
Moredun’s educational resources are suitable for a broad range of ages and abilities. With simple core messages and extension ideas, there is plenty of scope for the topics to be easily simplified or expanded upon if necessary.

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