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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.
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.
Third graders study the habits and habitats of ants. They research the use of technology as a valuable investigation tool and access other web sites for future research projects. The students make successful decisions while playing SimAnt.
Students brainstorm ants and their characteristics in a class discussion. They observe the ants and answer question pertaining to their behavior; then they apply the scientific method in creating and investigating a problem.
Pupils develop an ant colony that adults and children can visit. Students create different areas including places where tourists can view live ants, play ant games, research facts about ants, and create ant art. Pupils serve as guides for the tourist groups.
Students research and examine ants. In this ants lesson, students research types and parts of ants. Students create a vocabulary list of ant words and write about their research. Students read The 512 Ants on Sullivan Street and complete math activities.
Learners 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.
Students make sequential patterns by using ants and following the model. They identify different parts of an ant by matching the picture to the word name. Pupils identify the ant's life cycle by creating a chart using pictures.
Second graders construct a model of an ant, exemplifying that ants are insects. Students gather data create a pictograph chart to show ant food preferences. Also, 2nd graders access the Internet to explore ant eating habits.
Students investigate ants in the wild. In this insect lesson, students observe ant colonies and conduct experiments, such as putting food in the ants' path. Students record their observations.
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.
Students investigate different insects in their backyard. In this insect lesson, 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. Students discuss the life cycle of a butterfly.
For this shared dictation worksheet, students, working in a pair, fill in the blanks in "The Ant and the Dove" as the teacher reads the fable to them. They look up the indicated vocabulary and answer 3 questions, including identifying the moral of the fable.
Primaries read the book One Hundred Hungry Ants and solve word problems based on the book. In this word problems lesson plan, learners will be able to find the factors of a number by organizing counters into equal rows.
Students discuss their study of ant families before listening to a read aloud of "Cuadros de Familia." They examine how the family in the story works cooperatively to meet their goals. After listening to the book, they make connections about the jobs the family performs to those that take place in ant colonies by completing a chart.
Third graders observe the daily activity of an ant farm. Through observations and journal writing, they gather data concerning the daily activities of the ants. Students use their observations to predict the effect of environmental changes on the ant farm.
Students listen to a read aloud of the Mexican fable, "The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb" before discussing time when they accomplished something that they didn't think they could. Next they study the steps in the life cycle of an ant, and practice sequencing them using picture cards.
Students investigate the body parts of ants and how they find food and communicate. They develop a class KWL chart, listen to the book Ant and construct an ant using paper. Next, they participate in a class discuss and build the life cycle of an ant using a variety of craft materials.
Students listen to the story Ant Cities by Arthur Dorros, and discuss the ways that ants are similar to people. They create a butcher paper mural of an ant colony that includes hills, tunnels, rooms, grass and sky.
Students list the number of legs, body segments, and antennae of an insect, in particular, an ant, and explain verbally why ants' legs and antennae are important. Students complete lesson plan by creating their own ant with the correct number of body segments, legs, and antennae out of clay, and pipe cleaners.