This Termite Activity Enhances Ecosystem Productivity and Stability video also includes:
Termites in your house? Bad. Termites in your garden ... good? Discover the good side of an insect that often gets a bad rap with an interesting animation. The narrator discusses how termites break down plant material, what the soil receives in return, and how termite mounds affect groundwater.
- Place the animation in an insects unit or ecology lesson
- Print and distribute a poster that tells more about the termites of the African savanna
- It might be helpful to show a short video that describes how termites break down plant matter that other organisms can't stomach
- Clear, concise explanations make the video perfect for mid-lesson redirection
- The animation has simple graphics to help viewers focus on the cycling of matter