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Tick Soup Scramble

Blech! Yuck! PU!Recipe for Tick Soup will gross you out! Read it under the Insect section of Sci4Kids. Then show those creepy, crawly, little bloodsuckers you've got them licked!

Use information from the story and from the clues to unscramble the words below.

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CLUES 
T-O-R-I-S-G-O-L-T-I-S-A-P-Astudies parasites__________________
R-H-A-S-C-I-D-A-Nexamples include ticks, spiders, and mites; have 8 legs__________________
L-U-L-B-S-Y-E-E S-A-R-Hforms around the tick bite area__________________
C-E-T-H-S-I-Mstudies the basis of physical substances__________________
P-S-E-O-R-Spods in which fungi can survive outside a host__________________

A-R-O-B-E-R-I-L

G-E-R-F-U-B-R-I-R-O-D

the bacterium that causes Lyme disease__________________
S-E-N-T-A-O-M-E-Droundworms; used in a spray to help the deer tick problem__________________
M-E-L-Y S-E-D-E-I-A-Sa flu-like illness spread by ticks__________________
T-E-L-U-C-I-C a tick's outer covering__________________
R-A-P-S-I-T-A-Esurvives at the expense of another organism, the "host"__________________

Wrap It Up! On a separate sheet of paper, tell briefly what Dolores Hill and Patricia Allen are trying to do in their research. Why is this research important?

Need an idea for a research paper? Try this one on Lyme disease...

Write about Lyme disease and its control. Include facts such as where it was first discovered, prevalence, how the disease is spread, geographic distribution, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control strategies (including the research conducted at USDA's Agricultural Research Service).

Here are some good web site references to get you started:

Tackling Ticks That Spread Lyme Disease­ /is/AR/archive/mar98/tick0398.htm

Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases­ http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/tick.htm

Getting Lyme Disease To Take a Hike­ http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON00281.html

Lyme Disease­ http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/publications/brochures/lyme.htm

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.­ http://www.aldf.com/

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