Zombie Ants

One of the creepiest and coolest natural occurrences is a great forum for data analysis and discussion! Explore the phenomenon of zombie ants, or ants infected with the Cordyceps fungus, with a series of activities and experiments. Kids follow different hypotheses about the ants and their places in ant society based on data provided on separate worksheets.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a biology class, an earth science, or language arts class in an informational text lesson
  • Have kids form debates based on their opinions of the data analysis
Pros

  • A fascinating look at the insect world for all learners
  • Covers a wide array of skills for kids to practice
Cons

  • None