Inside the Ant Colony

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • View this video during a unit studying the group behavior of different animal species
  • Use this resource in a computer science class to introduce a project on modeling animal behavior
  • Assign the video and assessment questions as homework, holding a discussion during the following class period
Pros

  • Clear visuals support the content being presented by the narrator
  • Video uses an animated format to engage viewers
  • Resource allows teachers to create customized lessons based on the video
Cons

  • None