The Many Faces of Ants

This The Many Faces of Ants handout & reference also includes:

Though they be but little, they are fierce! Young biologists read about eight different species of ants, and discover how the anatomy of their heads can explain the way they live and what they eat.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Put class members into groups, have them research one of the ants on the list, and prompt them to create a poster with information and visuals to present their findings to the rest of the class
  • When learners are done with the matching worksheet, have them color the ant heads
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains the subfamily scientific name next to each ant description
Pros

  • The four-page resource includes background information, a worksheet, and an answer key
Cons

  • Very basic; doesn't allow for a thorough practice of skills