We've Got Ants in Our Plants!

Some ants are so aggressive, they can repel an elephant. Viewers learn this fact and more in an engaging video that is part of a larger playlist on biology. It discusses the relationships between ants and plants. While plants provide food or shelter, ants offer protection from other plants and animals.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss other mutualistic relationships that happen in your area
  • Read about the mythology or old theories about "the devil's garden"
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of ecosystems and rainforests
Pros

  • Includes many references to allow more study on the topic
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Provides closed captioning in Arabic and English for visual learners
Cons

  • None