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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
Writing with Digital Microscopes
This clever lesson plan 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
When Ants Fly
Here is a great lesson 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
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 21 Views 71 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
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 17 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 33 Views 390 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Are You an Ant?
Students investigate different insects in their backyard. In this insect instructional activity, students read the book Are You and Ant? and apply the reading to their backyards. Students create a list of animals that begin with the the letter A an make a alphabet scrapbook.
Pre-K - K Science 3 Views 37 Downloads