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KS3, KS4; Third Stage, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 -17

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins


Nature can be downright bizarre! Filled with real-world examples, this workshop focuses on the different ways that animals interact with one another. 


Pupils will investigate mutualistic, commensalistic and parasitic relationship - from crocodiles and teeth cleaning plover birds, to mind-controlled ants and malaria.

Animals used in this workshop

Key Workshop Objectives

  • Define symbiosis, parasitism, mutualism and commensalism

  • Compare parasitic relationships and how they differ from predator/prey

  • Explore beneficial relationships between organisms

  • Explain why commensalism is a rare occurrence

Curriculum Outcomes England & Wales

Curriculum Outcomes Scotland

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This workshop includes FREE RESOURCES!