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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 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 14 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Amazing Ant
Young scholars explain that ants are an important element of nature's balance. Ants eat many insects and are food to other animals. They watch a video and conduct hands-on activities that give them an excellent overview of the ants role in nature.
2nd - 4th Science 16 Views 53 Downloads
When Ants Fly
Here is a great lesson plan on constructing line graphs. Learners identify common characteristics of birds, ants common needs of all living things. They also write a story from the perspective of an ant or a bird that has lost its home and publish the stories on the web.
2nd - 3rd Math 7 Views 16 Downloads
The Ants Go Marching
Integrate art, math, life science, music, and fun in this beginning addition and subtraction activity. Children kinesthetically represent adding and subtracting numbers to 10; they stand up one at a time as you count forward and sit down as you count backward.
Pre-K - 1st Math 31 Views 389 Downloads
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 Language Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
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 13 Views 6 Downloads
Students create pages of a classroom book on the different structures that ants build. They view and discuss a video on ants then, in small groups, research a type of ant shelter. They relate the shelter to the environment in which the ant must survive.
3rd - 4th Science 8 Views 23 Downloads
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 20 Views 69 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads
Ant and Elephant
Have you ever wondered how many ants make up an elephant? Inquisitive minds will be amazed as they use scientific notation to compute and compare the mass of an elephant to an ant. Have participants make guesses and see how close they get. The commentary is complete with the steps for unit conversion.
7th - 9th Math 11 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Introduce Vocabulary: "I Can't," Said the Ant (Cameron)
With both rhyme and a fun storyline, Polly Cameron's story "I Can't," Said the Ant is a useful resource for vocabulary in context. Emerging readers focus on five key words: cooperate, mend, nimble, sling, and trickle. After a brief introduction, they listen for the vocabulary as you read, paying attention to context clues.
K - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 32 Downloads
Picnic Field Day
Using laminated paper cookies, get your class exploring the concept of division. Read them One Hundred Hungry Ants, by Elino R.J. Princzes, and have learners model what is happening with toy plastic ants. There are many more fun partitioning activities in this plan that help teach the concept of division.
2nd - 3rd Math 7 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students name the three parts that comprise an insect body. In this ant lesson, students make connections regarding the curiosity of insects as it touches upon the students' personal perspectives. Students then observe ants in class and build vocabulary while applying the scientific method to making predictions.
1st - 2nd Science 6 Views 36 Downloads
Lesson 5: Theme Matters
Young scholars explore themes in fiction with this literacy comprehension instructional activity. They generate ideas for possible themes developed in the fairy tale of The Ant and the Cricket. Next, they examine the plot of The Great Gilly Hopkins and identify recurring events that exemplify themes.
5th - 7th Language Arts 19 Views 371 Downloads CCSS: Designed