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