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New Review Inside the Ant Colony
Step into the amazing world of ants as this video explores the surprisingly complex social structure that makes up the foundation of every ant colony. The truly amazing ability of these tiny creatures to share information without any higher-level communication has scientists searching for practical ways to apply what they've learned from these interesting insects.
5 mins 7th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Investigate the interesting world of insects this with fun activity. Using old soda bottles and some sand, help young learners build their very own ant farms, allowing them to observe the intricate system of tunnels ants build. Consider extending this activity to involve a closer look at insects and the things they need to survive, or search your school's library for ant-related children's books and make an interdisciplinary connection between science and language arts.
Pre-K - 1st Science
Writing with Digital Microscopes
This clever lesson utilizes Chris Van Allsburg's, Two Bad Ants in an engaging way. After talking about the unique perspective of the illustrations presented in the book, learners must create a short fictional narrative from the perspective of two ants that are loose in the classroom.
5th English Language Arts
Two Bad Ants Lesson Plan
Look at artistic perspective as you read Two Bad Ants. In this art and reading lesson plan, learners read the Chris Van Allsburg book and find the differences among visual characteristics in the illustrations of the story. They can take close up photographs using a digital camera or a usb microscope such as Proscope HR.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Ants are a common example to use when conducting lessons on insects, and if your youngsters are squeamish, this is a way to introduce them without actually bringing them into the classroom! Viewers of this PowerPoint learn about the three main body parts, two stomachs, leg structure, and antennae.
3rd - 4th Science
The Strange & Wonderful World of Ants
Gain access to the lives of ants with this twenty-page, beautifully-illustrated interactive book. Discover the unique behaviors of different types of ants, such as the leafcutter, army, honeypot, or door keeper ants. Conclude by being inspired as to how humans might benefit from imitating these fascinating creatures!
1st - 6th Science
Ants Versus Humans
You would think that humans make up more mass than ants do on this planet, but think again, and this time by performing calculations. Middle schoolers use scientific notation to compute and compare the estimated total mass of all humans and the total mass of all ants.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Combine science and literature with this lesson on buoyancy. Read There's an Ant in Anthony by Bernard Most to examine words containing the letters a, n, and t. Then introduce your class to the word "buoyant." Demonstrate how an egg sinks in plain water, but becomes buoyant as salt is added.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts